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Why would you want to upholster a door … or even a wall?

If you walk into a house and see what we’re about to tell you you’d be surprised … and perhaps a little shocked. For how many homes do you go into where people have taken upholstery into another dimension by doing it to their doors and ...

What Is Velvet Used For?

If you asked someone what is velvet used for they’d probably struggle to go much beyond clothes or a cushion. But get on any train or bus and you’re more than likely to be sitting on velvet. Yes, you read it right. Velvet. For many, the ...

Types of upholstery fabric and their uses

When choosing an upholstery fabric for a piece of furniture it is important to take into account where the furniture is to be used and how much wear and tear might be expected. First and foremost, any upholstery fabric should fit the ambience of ...

Samples and home deliveries of upholstery furnishings fabrics through the post during the crisis

People now need fabric samples and material through the post with the coronavirus lockdown really starting to bite with millions of people stuck at home. Many will also want upholstery samples and material through the post too so they can ...

Tips for Restoring Upholstery

It is a relatively simple and yet very fulfilling process to restore shabby furniture by replacing tattered upholstery fabrics. We are continually being urged to save the planet by conserving resources and what better way to do this than by bringing ...

Trending Furnishing Fabrics

Why not give your home a makeover in time for Christmas with beautiful fabrics from Yorkshire Fabric Shop? A recent survey of our top 10 best sellers reveals a definite shift in favour of velvet and chenille - indeed, all of our top ten ...

Furnishing Fabrics For Autumn And Winter

As winter approaches and the temperatures start to dip, we all want to make our homes cosy and comfortable.  Here at the Yorkshire Fabric Shop we have all you need to make your home warm and welcoming for the winter months. In today’s blog we ...

How much fabric do you need for your upholstery project?

The amount of fabric required for an upholstery project can vary greatly, depending upon the size of the piece of furniture to be upholstered, the type of cloth being used and the upholsterer's individual style of working. As a general rule of ...

What is a furnishing fabric?

Buying upholstery fabric is a big investment for any household, so it is necessary to consider certain things before buying.  Firstly, if the piece to be upholstered is going to be used on a regular basis it will be necessary to choose a heavy ...

Upholstery Fabrics Summer 2019

Thinking of reupholstering your furniture? Here are a few ideas from the Yorkshire Fabric Shop, to help inspire you to create the right look for your home...   Hello, Yellow! One colour currently trending for upholstery fabrics is ...

Curtain Upholstery Trends 2019

One of the easiest and most effective ways to update the look of your home is to change its curtains.  Beautiful curtaining can transform any room, helping to bring it up-to-date and in line with the very latest trends.   This year, natural ...

What type of fabric is used for upholstery?

Here at Yorkshire Fabric Shop, we know how fabric can transform tired upholstery into fresh and modern pieces of furniture.  We source all our beautiful upholstery fabrics from around the world, and house a range of  fabric styles, types and ...