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iLiv Samira chilli fabric
New

iLiv Samira Cotton Fabric

Chilli

£32.50
iLiv Samira olive fabric
New

iLiv Samira Cotton Fabric

Olive

£32.50
iLiv Samira fabric
New

iLiv Samira Cotton Fabric

Indigo

£32.50
Prestigious Textiles Verese dove fabric

Prestigious Verese Linen Fabric*

2806/903 Dove

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Verese fabric

Prestigious Verese Linen Fabric*

2806/738 Colonial

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Verese natural fabric

Prestigious Verese Linen Fabric*

2806/005 Natural

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Tabriz dove fabric

Prestigious Tabriz Linen Fabric*

2804/903 Dove

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Tabriz colonial fabric

Prestigious Tabriz Linen Fabric*

2804/738 Colonial

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Tabriz willow fabric

Prestigious Tabriz Linen Fabric*

2804/629 Willow

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Tabriz fabric

Prestigious Tabriz Linen Fabric*

2804/031 Linen

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Genoa dove fabric

Prestigious Genoa Linen Fabric*

2802/903 Dove

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Genoa colonial fabric

Prestigious Genoa Linen Fabric*

2802/738 Colonial

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Genoa willow fabric

Prestigious Genoa Linen Fabric*

2802/629 Willow

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Genoa natural fabric

Prestigious Genoa Linen Fabric*

2802/005 Natural

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Berber dove fabric

Prestigious Berber Linen Fabric*

2800/903 Dove

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Berber colonial fabric

Prestigious Berber Linen Fabric*

2800/738 Colonial

£14.50
Prestigious Textiles Berber fabric

Prestigious Berber Linen Fabric*

2800/005 Natural

£14.50
Plain linen fabric

Dover Linen Fabric

Light Grey

£12.50
Natural plain linen fabric

Ludlow Linen Fabric

Natural Grey

£12.50

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Linen Upholstery Fabric

Linen is usually an expensive textile, and is produced in relatively small quantities.  It is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant (latin name is Linum usitatissimum) and is labor-intensive to manufacture.  It can be woven into many different designs and is a beautiful natural fabric to use for curtains as well as upholstery. Lighter weight linens are fabric household goods, such as pillowcases and towels. Textiles in a linen-weave texture, even when made of cotton, hemp and other non-flax fibres are also loosely referred to as "linen".

History

Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years. Fragments of straw, seeds, fibres, yarns, and various types of fabrics which date back to about 8000 BC have been found in Swiss lake dwellings. Dyed flax fibres found in a prehistoric cave in Georgia suggest the use of woven linen fabrics from wild flax may date back even earlier to 36,000  woven from hand spun yarns, were very fine for their day, but are coarse compared to modern linen.

We sell both fire retardant fabrics and fabrics that are not fire retardant. Some fabrics, whilst being suitable for upholstery with regards to fabric weight, it may require treating to the relevant British Safety Standard if you are to use your chosen fabric to cover furniture or other items in the home. Alternatively you could use a flame retardant barrier cloth with your chosen fabric when doing upholstery.

We always recommend that you dry clean our linen upholstery fabric at a specialist dry cleaners.

All our linen fabrics are available both online and in store from our fabric warehouse in Northamptonshire.