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Is a velvet couch a bad idea?

A sofa plays a vital part in your home. It’s a source of relaxation and comfort. Choosing the right piece implies integrating a visual treatment that improves your lifestyle. Having a velvet sofa in your home is a fantastic idea. The velvet ...

What is plain weave fabric used for?

Weave plays a major role in the durability and structure of a fabric. Plain weave (aka tabby weave, calico weave, or basic weave) is one of the common types of weave, along with satin and twill weave. Also, it is the simplest compared to the other ...

How do you protect a velvet sofa?

Sofa with velvet upholstery feel and look great; warm and soft to sit on and vibrant and rich to look at. However, if you want them to last for years, they need careful ...

What fabric has a tight weave?

Durability is a big factor to consider when buying upholstery fabrics. You want a material that can withstand daily wear and tear. How can you determine whether a fabric is durable? First, you can look at the double rub test rating. Or, you can ...

How can I dry clean my sofa at home?

Furniture comes in different upholstery fabrics, from velvet to leather. Some fabrics can be hard to clean, leaving your sofa with stains and marks. Dry cleaning is one ...

Can you steam clean a velvet couch?

A velvet-upholstered couch is a popular centrepiece of luxurious interiors. Its beauty enhances any space and catches the eyes of the viewer. If you own a velvet couch, you are probably aware that it needs some maintenance to keep its gorgeous ...

How do you soften velvet fabric?

Velvet is a woven, tufted fabric famous for its soft feel and luxurious appearance. They are made on a special loom, from various fibres like silk or wool. Two layers of the fibre receive concurrent weaving. These two layers are then cut apart. The ...

Is velvet a warm fabric?

Winter is right around the corner or it already is here. Before the cold winds come, you better be prepared with snuggly couches and comfy chairs. You can turn up the heat at home by using winter-friendly upholstery fabrics. ...

What is velvet upholstery fabric made of?

Velvet pieces are a favourite home décor. Thanks to its soft texture and gorgeous drape, velvet fabric is widely used for curtains, cushions, and upholstery. It is a luxurious textile with a shiny surface from its short pile fibres. Velvet ...

What is clever velvet?

Velvet fabric is known for its smooth texture and elegant look. This material has an eye-catching lustre and a drape that highlights the shape of furniture. Velvet suits various décor styles from cosy to sophisticated. Although many ...

What colour trend will you be seeing everywhere in 2021 … on upholstery, furnishings and curtains?

The in colour to have in 2021 has been revealed as … teal. Yes, you’ll be seeing the blue green colour everywhere this year so here at the Yorkshire Fabric Shop we’ve really embraced it and ...

Why is velvet expensive?

When you hear the word velvet, you think of lavish Renaissance drapes and ancient textiles. The word ‘velvety’ means gentle, and it takes its meaning from velvet. With its gentle nap and polished look, this smooth and light fabric embodies ...