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Eva damask florentine fabric
New

Eva Damask Weave Fabric *

Florentine

£12.50
Aqua marine floral fabric
New

Manet Weave Fabric *

Aqua Marine

£14.50
Railroad herringbone stripe fabric
New

Railroad Herringbone Weave Fabric *

Dark Grey Taupe

£12.50
Auberinge hessian upholstery fabric
New

Ripple Weave Fabric *

Aubergine Hessian

£9.50
Diamond fabric
New

Diamond Leaf Fabric *

Sand

£12.50
Orange upholstery fabric
New

Maxine Chenille Fabric *

Burnt Orange

£9.50
Andes weave gold fabric
New

Andes Weave Fabric *

Gold

£14.50
Manuel Canovas Dali stripe fabric
New

Manuel Canovas Dali Stripe Fabric *

Pastel Blue White

£17.50
Jackson weave raw umber fabric
New

Jackson Weave Fabric *

Raw Umber

£12.50
Prestigious Textiles 5761/418 Ivory fabric

Prestigious Capulet Cotton Fabric *

5761/418 Ivory

£12.50
Floral curtain fabric
New

Hepworth Rose Fabric *

Teal Brown

£9.50
Linwood Elgin LF1020C peridot fabric

Linwood Elgin Channel Weave Fabric *

LF1020C Peridot

£14.50
Linwood Elgin LF1020C vanilla fabric

Linwood Elgin Channel Weave Fabric *

LF1020C Vanilla

£14.50
Linwood Elgin LF1020C fireglow fabric

Linwood Elgin Channel Weave Fabric *

LF1020C Fireglow

£14.50
Linwood Elgin LF1020C seacrest fabric

Linwood Elgin Channel Weave Fabric *

LF1020C Seacrest

£14.50
Linwood Elgin LF1020C ginger spice fabric

Linwood Elgin Channel Weave Fabric *

LF1020C Ginger Spice

£14.50
Linwood Elgin LF1020C rosemist fabric

Linwood Elgin Channel Weave Fabric *

LF1020C Rosemist

£14.50
Linwood Elgin LF1020C amberlite fabric

Linwood Elgin Channel Weave Fabric *

LF1020C Amberlite

£14.50

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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.