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Best Fabric for Upholstery

What is the best fabric for a sofa or chair? Are you looking for fabric for upholstering a sofa or chair?  Usually, the first thing that most people do when thinking about choosing a fabric for upholstering furniture is what colour to choose. But, think about other factors too. Durability (Rub Test) Something we are…

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PATTERDALE – NEW FABRICS FROM SPRUCE LONDON

Patterdale is a new wool contract houndstooth fabric from Spruce London, fire retardant, hardwearing and available in 8 colours.  Inspired by the beautiful colours of the Lake District in the UK.  It is perfect for the contract, hospitality sectors as well as for domestic applications. Other new fabrics from Spruce London.  …

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British Tweed – The Story

British tweed is famous all over the world but not many people know that it has nothing to do with the River Tweed.  The name was as a result of a mere slip of a pen. The word “tweed” is believed to come from when Watsons of Hawick invoiced James Locke of Regent Street London…

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Design Show London 2016

Highlights from our visit to the 100% Design Show 2016 Olympia, London. 100% Design Rings We liked the mirrored rings in the central hall.  Great atmosphere, and even a DJ. Walkway 100% Design Walkway in the very fashionable herringbone pattern.  This would also be good use to re-use of odd bits of flooring, economical, and…

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About Tweed

About Tweed, tweed, any of several fabrics of medium-to-heavy weight, rough in surface texture, and produced in a great variety of colour and weave effects largely determined by the place of manufacture. The descriptions “Scottish,” “Welsh,” “Cheviot,” “Saxony,” “Harris,” “Yorkshire,” “Donegal,” and “West of England,” for example, cover an extremely wide range of woolen and…

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Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France

The Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France is situated on the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône.  With ground breaking architectural engineering, it is an absolute “must-see” in Lyon. Set in the heart of a monumental structure of metal and glass, the Musée des Confluences presents a journey through time and across continents to observe…

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Blois Linen Herringbone

  Blois linen herringbone fabric. Available in 17 colours. Very versatile, suitable for curtains/drapes and furniture.  Explore our Loire Collection.…

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Cable Knit Fabric

Buttermere, cable knit fabric.  100% wool.  Explore our New Cumbrian Collection. Inspired by the colours of the flora and fauna of the beautiful district of Cumbria and the Lake District in the UK. Very hard-wearing.  High rub test.  Suitable for furniture, curtains/drapes, soft furnishings.  Perfect for the home, hotels, and contract applications.  Fire retardant (Crib…

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Choosing Fabric for Upholstery

CHOOSING FABRIC FOR UPHOLSTERY   All upholstery fabrics are suitable for fixed covers. Find a style of fabric most likely to complement the look and scale of your room as well as the type of wear it will receive. Pale colours and smooth plains will show everyday marks quicker than textured fabrics or small pattern…

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