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How Best to Use Tapestry Fabric

Tapestry fabric is one of the oldest forms of textiles and is available in a wide range of colours, styles and patterns. Tapestries not only add an artisan feel into your home but can also be used for a variety of home soft furnishings such as curtains, upholstery and bedspreads.

Tapestries don’t always have to be for traditional country homes, our selection range from rustic Aztec designs to quirky wildlife tapestry fabric and whimsical mystical creatures. Tapestry fabric will add texture and vibrant pattern into your home; if you are wondering how best to use these fabrics, then this guide will outline what this versatile fabric can be used for in your interior.

What is Tapestry Fabric?

What is Tapestry Fabric?

A tapestry fabric is made by the built-up process of weaving-coloured threads, the weave is built up to create a pattern and can often be reversible. Designs traditionally include figurative and decorative patterns that are reminiscent of Arts and Crafts style, contemporary tapestries are becoming increasingly popular too, which include Aztec and geometric designs.

Tapestry Fabrics For Curtains

Tapestry Fabrics For Curtains

If you are looking for heavy, full and luxurious looking curtains then tapestry fabric is a great choice; the fabrics will bring a well-travelled aesthetic and add vibrancy into your home interior. Tapestry fabrics will also create a comfortable and warming atmosphere with its timeless feel.

We have a variety of animal tapestry fabrics that have narrative designs, such as the JF Tapestry fabric and the Alpaca Mini Tapestry fabric are great for a contemporary home and adding quirkiness to your interior. For a more traditional curtain look, the Ruskin fabric has an Arts and Crafts inspired floral design or try the Ibiza fabric for classic flowing statement floral pattern.

Tapestry Fabric For Upholstery

Tapestry Fabric For Upholstery

Tapestry fabric is perfect for upholstery projects, from sofas to dining room seats; these woven fabrics are strong and hard wearing that will add an eye-catching pattern into your interior. Create an authentic look at home when reupholstering a tired looking armchair, recovering dining room seats or recovering a much-loved sofa.

We have a wide range of Tapestry upholstery fabrics such as the Cusco Bianco fabric, which has a striking geometric Aztec pattern and will look great when used on a footstool or try the Lancelot Multi fabric for bold geometric pattern. A fabric such as the Flutter Tapestry fabric has a narrative wildlife design that will suit an ottoman and will add an eye-catching pattern into your home. If you are looking for vintage tapestry upholstery fabric, try the Bruges fabric which has a lovely paisley pattern and aged look.

What else can I use tapestry fabric for?

What else can I use tapestry fabric for?

Cushions and bean bags are a great way to use tapestry fabrics, being hardwearing and will add contrasting texture into your home. The JF Geo fabric and Chevron Tapestry fabric have a smaller scale pattern with a modern twist and so are a great choice for cushions.

Tapestry fabrics can also be used for roman blinds such as the Chapelle Multi fabric, just be aware that they can be heavier than other fabrics. Crafts such as bag making also suit tapestry fabrics, the durability of the fabric will make into a great shopper bag!

They have a vast amount of uses alongside the more common curtain and upholstery projects. Tapestry fabric works well as bedspreads, adding pattern and warmth into your bedroom. Even use a tapestry fabric to decorate your walls by making into a statement wall tapestry piece of art by threading a rod at the top and bottom toon, Norfolk Tapestry is a Jacobean tapestry that would work well for a project like this.

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