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PLAIN

Barra Plain

The holy grail. A beautiful, coloured, yarn dyed linen cloth with a great weight and a gorgeous soft handle that you don't have to re-mortgage the house for.

  • Dingley

  • Steel

  • Kashmir

  • Rust

  • Finn

  • Pine Cone

Tyne

We have been searching fruitlessly for a beautiful, affordable, natural yarn, modern woven cloth, with oodles of texture for some time now. It has become a bit of a holy grail for us. Rather like the grail, which still remains unfound, we are not claiming Tyne is 100% the real deal, it has of course 10% polyester added to the cotton yarn for strength for example. We are however extremely proud of it, and it makes up gloriously on both sofas and beds.

  • Bone

  • Wasabi

  • Light Forest Green

  • Blue

  • Comet Blue

  • Dove Grey

  • Silver

  • Purple

  • French Rose

Linens

A range of beautiful natural linen and linen / cotton mixes, woven in Lancashire exclusively for Sofas & Stuff.

  • Dover

  • Stornoway

  • Lerwick

  • Lundy

  • Sole

  • Ghent

  • Antwerp

  • Brussels

Forth

Technically speaking, this is a two colour, cotton, hopsack, double cloth. To you and I it is a beautiful cotton fabric with a neutral warp and coloured cotton weft; woven in Lancashire. Dry clean please.

  • Chalk

  • Spring Leaves

  • Rosewood

  • Espresso

  • Calico

Trafalgar house linen cotton

63% cotton, 37% linen mix that simply makes the best washable loose covers. My most popular fabric since 1979.

  • Porridge

  • Sugar Beet

  • Coast

  • Feather Grey

  • Fennel

  • Nordic Blue

  • Lavender

  • Cardamon

  • Cardinal

  • Espresso

Harris Tweed

Woven on hand looms in crofters cottages on the Hebridean island of Harris, Harris tweed is world famous for both its strength and depth of colour. Seen world wide on the backs of country gents, it has also been used extensively with great wit and panache by two of the greats of the fashion world; Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. NB if it does not have the Harris Tweed Orb, it is not Harris tweed. This fabric is only available on Benbecula & Ronaldsay sofas, and the St Kilda chair. XXXXX

  • Heather with Old Bard Hide

  • Bracken Herringbone with Brompton Tan

  • Loden Herringbone with Mont Blanc Winter Pine

  • Granite Herringbone with Atlantic Blue Hide

  • Peat Herringbone with Old Bard Hide

Biscay washable cotton

Heavy weight 100% cotton, for washable loose, or fitted covers. Sticky-fingered kids, no problem.

  • Pearl

  • Linen

  • Duck Egg

  • Muffin

  • Poppy

  • Warm Charcoal

Fisher

A really hard wearing fabric for tight covered sofas, with an unusual faded strie effect that gives movement and a lightness to what is a plain fabric.

  • Ivory

  • Mushroom

  • Clay

  • Denim

  • Rose

  • Red

  • Plum

  • Coal

Fitzroy house faux crushed velvet

A crushed velvet look, not a woven velvet, for fitted covers; 50% natural, 50% synthetic, viscose/polyester mix.

  • Cream

  • Buttermilk

  • Mink

  • Wheat

  • Honey

  • Lipstick

  • Charcoal

  • Chocolate

  • Ebony

Scarborough cotton velvet

An absolutely stunning velvet, woven in Lancashire, and suitable for both loose and tight covers. 88% cotton and crease resistant; almost unique in my experience for velvet.

  • Forest Fern

  • Eagle Grey

  • Caramel

  • Egg Plant

  • Baltic Sea

  • Finch

Hebrides 2

Hebrides is a herringbone 100% wool weave, that is soft to the touch, and not too itchy! Dry clean only.

  • Island Stone

  • Moss

  • Thistle

  • Lavender

  • Red Lichen

Yorkshire Wools

Beautiful Yorkshire Wool from my home town of Leeds. Warm in winter, cool in summer, wool retains its appearance better than almost all other upholstery fabrics.

  • Pebble

  • Sea Green Wool

  • Veridian

  • Royal Blue

  • Ink

  • Magenta

  • Aubergine

  • Burnt Orange

  • Pillar Box

  • Grey Stone Wool

  • Winter Shadows

  • Jet

Wool Combinations

Beautiful Yorkshire Wool from my home town of Leeds. Warm in winter, cool in summer, wool retains its appearance better than almost all other upholstery fabrics.

  • English Shoreline

  • Seaview

  • Marmalade

  • Autumn Berries

  • Paintbox Blues

  • City Skyline

Cottons

House Cotton. Simplicity I have often found is best. A simple modern dyed cotton cloth that just hits the mark on contemporary shapes.

  • Calico

  • Linen

  • Ecru

  • Sea Mist

  • Veridian

  • Duck Egg

  • Zinnia

  • Saffron

  • Paprika

  • Zinc

  • Graphite

  • Noir

Cotton Combinations

House Cotton. Simplicity I have often found is best. A simple modern dyed cotton cloth that just hits the mark on contemporary shapes.

  • English Shoreline

  • Seaview

  • Marmalade

  • City Skyline

Humber crushed chenille

A beautiful chenille, with a tumbled finish, designed to give the appearance of antique velvet.

  • Vanilla

  • Caramel

  • Lime

  • Scarlett

  • Plum

  • Teal Blue

  • Moss Grey

  • Peat Brown

  • Midnight Slate

Plymouth

British cotton velvet at its best. The slub effect in the weave takes it away from being totally plain.

  • Champagne

  • Willow

  • Azure

  • Amethyst

  • Mink

  • Redcurrant

  • Mole

  • Charcoal

Bridlington

A beautiful, modern fabric. Woven from wool and a mixture of other fibres. Can be used for loose or fitted covers.

  • Mushroom

  • Olive

  • Cocoa

  • Sapphire

  • Raven

Hartland Leather

A full grain, semi aniline leather, very soft to the touch.

  • Black

Forties house textured cotton mix

A predominantly natural yarn, plain fabric, ideal for fitted cover sofas.

  • Ivory

  • Light Apple

  • Honey

  • Red

  • Claret

  • Espresso

  • Charcoal

Portland house linen cotton

The classic English upholstery fabric. Woven from a mixture of cotton and linen, Portland is durable, soft to the touch and washable.

  • Linen

  • Almond

  • English Sky

  • Sail

  • Sycamore

  • Gothic Blue

  • Wisteria

  • Saddle

  • Fire Brick

  • Muddy Waters

Bed linens

A range of beautiful natural linen and linen / cotton mixes, woven in Lancashire exclusively for Sofas & Stuff.

  • Cromarty

  • Lundy

  • Sole

Cromarty

Ever fashionable, ever beautiful. The essential cotton/linen plain fabric. Wash, or dry clean in fitted covers. Suitable for loose or fitted covers.

  • Cotton Linen

Finisterre

A beautifully soft tonal, practically coloured chocolate chenille. 47% acrylic, 39% polyester, 14% cotton.

  • English River

  • Winter Sky

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  • autumn berries 4

  • City Skyline 4

  • english shoreline 4

  • marmalade 4

  • Seaview 4

Amandine

We literally looked at hundreds of prints before settling on Amandine. Just the right balance between pretty and sophisticated we thought, and bang on trend colours too.

  • Sky

  • Iris

Barra Check White

We love linen, so our in house design team came up with Barra, a linen check which is woven exclusively for us in Lancashire. Our favourite fabric for 2012.

  • Check

Lismore

One possibly for the boys? We fell for this design because it seemed to sum up so well an age where there was still time to stop and think, write and relax. And definitely no emails! Printed on a beautiful linen viscose mix cloth.

  • Check

Lulgrove

There are stripes and stripes. Few we felt were as simple yet sophisticated as Lulgrove. We think it's the pin stripe that makes it a winner. A key home fashion trend for the next 12 months we predict.

  • Birch

  • Oat

Skye

A beautiful wool check in two stunning colourways.

  • Grey Black

Sanday

A lovely linen cotton mix woven exclusively for us in Lancashire.

  • Natural

Victorious

Victorious

  • Steel

STRIPES AND CHECKS

Barra Check

For 3 years now Barra check white has been one of our best selling fabrics. Designed by our in house design team and woven in our favourite mill in Scotland, this gorgeous 100% linen cloth has now been introduced in 6 new colours, to coordinate with our new Barra Plain linen colours.

  • Dingley

  • Steel

  • Kashmir

  • Rust

  • Finn

  • Pine Cone

  • White

Dovedale

A broad stripe in four gorgeous colours, woven in the finest 100% Belgian Linen it is possible to find. You only need to feel the weight of this cloth to realize what a beauty this fabric truly is. Will age like a fine wine.

  • Bible Black

  • Carmine

  • Chalk

  • Deepwater Blue

Ullswater

100% Belgian Linen at its very best, Ullswater is a grain sack stripe designed by our in-house team. With its accompanying plain, Hawes, it won our “cloth of the year” competition in spring 2014.

  • Bible Black

  • Carmine

  • Chalk

  • Deepwater Blue

Flemish

A grain sack stripe woven in a slubby 100% Belgian linen, designed by the Sofas & stuff in-house team, and a top seller now for over 12 months. We cover everything in it, but our Arles bed (as seen on the website) has certainly proven to have hit the right spot. Great for tight or loose covers.

  • Flemish Black

  • Walloon Red

Isla

100% best Belgium linen. Isla is a classic small-scale brown check that just looks wonderful on sofas. Laid back and classy. Never out of date.

  • Check

Shannon Stripe

A linen / cotton mix Ticking stripe of great value, and huge class. Our second best selling fabric now for over three years; available in a great handful of colours, and suitable for both loose or tight covered upholstery.

  • Cranberry

  • Jasper

  • Midnight

  • Mocha

Barra Ticking

  • Dingley

  • Steel

  • Kashmir

  • Rust

  • Finn

  • Pine Cone

PRINTS

Kew

65% linen, 35% cotton, Kew is a classic tone-on-tone English print that will never date and never look anything other than classy.

  • Charcoal

  • Nordic Navy

  • Linen

Khalana

Designed by a friend of the company, William Yeoward, Khalana is a two-colour “Ethnic” print that just looks brilliant in British sitting rooms. 67% Viscose, and 33% linen. It feels pretty brill too.

  • Brick

  • Marine

  • Slate

LEATHER

Galloway Leather

A full grain leather with a sanded finish, to give it a touch of the wild west.

  • Ranch

  • Chocolate

Foreland Leather

A semi aniline corrected grain leather with a protective finish, ideal for children and messy adults.

  • Black

  • Chocolate

  • Mocha

  • Tan

  • Cream

  • Claret