Upholstery Weight


Although the majority of our fabrics are for curtains and roman blinds many of our fabrics

are suitable for upholstery. We state if the fabric is suitable for upholstery but we can check the fabrics

specified usage according to what your project is. Please note that the fabrics we sell are not flame retardant.

For more information about flame retardant treatment please look at our fabric Information.




Some of our tapestry fabrics are not just for the traditional customer. We currently have

some terrifically bold tapestries available and when upholstered can result in a statement piece of furniture.

Tapestry is a heavy woven textile, but can also be used for curtains, preferably on longer drops.


Textures & plains


We stock a large range of textured and plain fabrics, suitable for a both curtaining and upholstery.

Plain fabrics with lots of texture are a great way of adding some colour to a room if you don’t

want to use pattern.





Chenille is a soft bumpy textured fabric, it is great for curtains and mostly used for upholstery.

We have a great selection of chenille in stock in a variety of colours.

Chenille will look different in one direction to the other due to how the light catches the yarns.


Checks & Tartans


A traditional style often used during winter months, but now with lighter weight woven style available,

the tartan look can work all year round in any room.




We stock many different velvets in polyester and cotton, these are available in lots of colours

whether you want a traditional rose or a vibrant orange.

Many of the velvets are in stock but we can also order in at great prices.

Our velvets are suitable for upholstering chairs, sofas, benches, headboards

and they are also perfect for curtains and roman blinds.




Our heavier weight jacquards are great if you want a traditional look in your room. 

They work well on sofas and wingback chairs and are perfect as a flat pelmet to

complement a large window.


Other Fabrics Available


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The Design Quarter

143 Colchester Avenue



CF23 9AN

Tel: 029 2049 3020

Email: cardiffcalico@gmail.com


78-82 Bedminster Parade




Tel: 01179 533 663

Email: bristolcalico@gmail.com

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