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Where can I get really GORGEOUS upholstery fabric? <desperate plea>

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GretelGreen Wed 23-Oct-19 21:30:31

I’ve tried:
All the sort of fabric warehouse places which come up on google
Vanessa Arbuthnot
Laura Ashley
Sophie Allport
John Lewis

Any lovely websites I might not have heard of? Thanks.

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hoxt Wed 23-Oct-19 21:31:24

Designers Guild
Bluebell Grey

Accountant222 Wed 23-Oct-19 21:37:27

Romo, Clark's, Sanderson, design council, Malone are a few off the top of my head, I used to do some work for a commercial upholsterer, it was a fabulous job.

mellicauli Wed 23-Oct-19 21:52:45

Liberty
Osborne and Little
Harlequin

PassingIntoTheWest Wed 23-Oct-19 21:54:43

Hannah Nunn 💛

PinkOboe Wed 23-Oct-19 22:01:16

Susie Watson
House of Hackney
Malabar
All very different but lovely depending on what you’re looking for

GretelGreen Wed 23-Oct-19 22:23:01

Oooh, thanks everyone.

Can I just express my frustration at all the lovely posh fabric sites where everything is organised by (teeny pictures of) collections?

Being a complete luddite and/or philistine I just want to be able to sort by show me everything you do in ‘green’ or ‘red’ grin I’m not sure what I want her, I just know the colour I’m looking for!

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StillNumb Thu 24-Oct-19 08:22:26

Have you got something in mind? Zoffany is also nice, if you want a more traditional look. Designers Guild and Harlequin are my favourites.

noroominthefridge Thu 24-Oct-19 09:47:31

www.spoonflower.com/tags/uk

Their sample service is very good.

thatwasMauijustmessingaround Thu 24-Oct-19 11:56:19

Woodchip and Magnolia

7to25 Thu 24-Oct-19 12:30:42

Go to a website like Jane Clayton and sort by colour/use etc

rosegoldwatcher Thu 24-Oct-19 12:37:32

Another vote for Designers Guild. They provide samples for 90p a pop, delivery is quick.
Romo also great. Their plain Linara FR is fab - hard wearing, so soft and comes in hundreds of colours.

wronglettertotimothy Thu 24-Oct-19 12:42:36

Are you close enough to London for a trip to the Chelsea Design Centre?

Nothing quite like a morning —week— flicking through fabric books...

rosegoldwatcher Thu 24-Oct-19 12:43:13

@noroominthefridge - thank you for the link to spoonflower. I've never heard of it, just took a look and I think I'm in love!

noroominthefridge Thu 24-Oct-19 13:25:45

You are very welcome! We don't live in the UK, but they have been brilliant re posting stuff to Europe.

If you are of a crafty nature I would highly recommend their pre-printed kits for dolls etc

www.spoonflower.com/tags/doll%20pattern

noroominthefridge Thu 24-Oct-19 13:27:07

These are my favourite grin www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/4945447-cute-skeleton-cut-sew-doll-by-elladorine

Span1elsRock Thu 24-Oct-19 13:29:28

www.stylelibrary.com (Sanderson, Zoffany & others in group)
www.romo.com (Romo, Villa Nova & others in group)
www.linwoodfabric.com
www.porterandstone.co.uk
www.ianmankin.co.uk
www.artoftheloom.co.uk
www.moons.co.uk
www.swaffer.co.uk

Can you guess my job grin

wibdib Thu 24-Oct-19 13:45:08

A few more to add to your list:

Voyage
Scion
Prestigious Textiles (bit cheaper)
Clarke and Clarke (bit cheaper)

Also have a look at places like:
curtainsmadeforfree.co.uk
www.textileexpressfabrics.co.uk
fabricgallery.co.uk/
www.fashioninteriors.co.uk
www.janeclayton.co.uk

... to get ideas for other good brands (even the places specialising in curtains will have brands that do furnishing fabric too even if you have to go to the original company's site to see it).

Also if you find brands or patterns you like, check them out on ebay - can be much cheaper to buy them, especially if they are not brand new designes...

SeekingShade Thu 24-Oct-19 15:18:26

wallpaper direct might be better fpr searching by colpur style etc

tentative3 Fri 25-Oct-19 12:59:07

Abraham Moon

GretelGreen Thu 31-Oct-19 22:00:39

Thanks again everyone for all the brilliant suggestions. You lot are wizard you are smile star

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rosegoldwatcher Thu 31-Oct-19 22:46:47

Will you come back and show us the fabric that you choose please?

bouncydog Tue 05-Nov-19 19:32:44

And here’s one not on the list - modelli fabrics

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