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Multiyork Luster Weave Feather Grey fabric.
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Multiyork Luster Weave Fabric*

Feather Grey

£14.50
Multiyork Luster Weave Billberry fabric.
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Multiyork Luster Weave Fabric*

Bilberry

£14.50
Multiyork Luster Weave Scarlet fabric.
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Multiyork Luster Weave Fabric*

Scarlet

£14.50
Multiyork Olivia Weave Strawberry fabric.
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Multiyork Olivia Weave Fabric*

Strawberry

£17.50
Linwood Baird Dobby Weave LF1154FR/007 Maize fabric.
New

Linwood Baird Dobby Weave Fabric*

LF1154FR/007 Maize

£29.50
Clarke & Clarke Linoso Weave F0453/50 Lilac fabric.
New

Clarke & Clarke Linoso Weave Fabric

F0453/50 Lilac

£9.95
Multiyork Micha Weave Flagstone fabric.
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Multiyork Micha Weave Fabric*

Flagstone

£19.50
Multiyork Micha Weave Indigo fabric.
New

Multiyork Micha Weave Fabric*

Indigo

£19.50
Multiyork Tribeca Weave Flagstone fabric.
New

Multiyork Tribeca Weave Fabric*

Flagstone

£19.50
Jane Churchill Selworth Stripe J672F-06 Green fabric.
New

Jane Churchill Selworth Stripe Fabric

J672F-06 Green

£19.50
Linwood Elgin Channel Weave LF1020C Candy fabric.
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Linwood Elgin Channel Weave Fabric*

LF1020C Candy

£14.50
Clarke & Clarke Henley Weave Denim F0648/10 fabric.
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Clarke & Clarke Henley Weave Fabric*

F0648/10 Denim

£22.50
Fryetts Monza Ochre fabric.
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Fryetts Monza Fabric

Ochre

£14.50
Romo Fabrics Linara Basil RF2494-186

Romo Fabrics Linara 6.0 mt Roll End*

Basil RF2494-186

£99.00
Romo Fabrics Cubis Stone RF7744-02

Romo Fabrics Cubis 4.5 mt Roll End*

Stone RF7744-02

£89.00
Clarke & Clarke Linoso Weave Storm fabric.
New

Clarke & Clarke Linoso Weave Fabric

F0453/60 Storm

£9.95

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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.