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Brockhall Designs Hampton fabric
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Brockhall Designs Hampton Fabric

Duck Egg

£27.50
Prestigious Textiles Hamish 3149/703 fabric
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Prestigious Hamish Cotton Fabric

3149/703 Denim

£19.50
iLiv Padstow eau du nil fabric
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iLiv Padstow Weave Fabric

Eau Du Nil

£19.50
iLiv Padstow coral fabric
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iLiv Padstow Weave Fabric

Coral

£19.50
iLiv Padstow lavender fabric
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iLiv Padstow Weave Fabric

Lavender

£19.50
iLiv Padstow delft fabric
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iLiv Padstow Weave Fabric

Delft

£19.50
iLiv Padstow buttercup fabric
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iLiv Padstow Weave Fabric

Buttercup

£19.50
iLiv Padstow willow fabric
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iLiv Padstow Weave Fabric

Willow

£19.50
Prestigious Textiles Stewart oyster 3151/003 fabric
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Prestigious Stewart Cotton Fabric

3151/003 Oyster

£19.50
Prestigious Textiles Canford 1712/629 willow fabric
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Prestigious Canford Fabric

1712/629 Willow

£19.50
iLiv Maya Stripe fabric
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iLiv Maya Weave Fabric

Henna

£19.50
iLiv Maya Stripe fabric
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iLiv Maya Weave Fabric

Chilli

£19.50
iLiv Maya Stripe ebony fabric
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iLiv Maya Weave Fabric

Ebony

£19.50
iLiv Maya Stripe indigo fabric
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iLiv Maya Weave Fabric

Indigo

£19.50
iLiv Maya Stripe olive fabric
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iLiv Maya Weave Fabric

Olive

£19.50

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Woven Upholstery Fabric

Plain weave (also called tabby weave or taffeta weave) is the most basic of three fundamental types of textile weaves (along with satin weave and twill) It is strong and hard-wearing, used for furnishing fabrics.  Some examples of fabric with plain weave are chiffon, organza, taffeta, silk, linen, cotton, voile, muslin.

Manufacturing

Plain weave, the warp and weft are aligned so they form a simple criss-cross pattern. Balanced plain weaves are fabrics in which the warp and weft are made of threads of the same weight (size) and the same number of ends per inch as picks per inch. Basket-weave is a variation of plain weave in which two or more threads are bundled and then woven as one in the warp or weft, or both. A balanced plain weave can be identified by its checkerboard-like appearance.

History

Historically eighteenth century crewel embroidery preferentially used a linen and cotton twill plain-weave because it wore well.

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 woven upholstery fabric at a specialist dry cleaners.

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