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Today velvet is available in both silk and cotton. A large bold upholstery fabric pattern might work better in a larger room, while a smaller pattern might be a happier choice for a smaller space. Leather furniture can be rather expensive, although the same look can be achieved with the use of fake leather uphostery fabric. Durability and use depend on the weave and finish. Damask weaves are formal; canvas (duck and sailcloth) is more casual and more durable. Unless you happen to really like them, try to avoid trendy colors. Color trends come and go so be careful. What if you don't consider the upholstery fabric color attractive in the first place? There is more chance you'll hate it when the fabric color is not popular? Nylon is very resilient; in a blend, it helps eliminate the crushing of napped fabrics such as velvet. Dye Lot is a batch of fabric or yarn that has been dyed at the same time. There may be some color variation from lot to lot. Cotton is quite popular because like any natural fiber, it’s inherently strong and comfortable. Thread count refers to the number of threads per square inch of an upholstery fabric; just like you see when you buy linens for the bed. Upholstery fabrics can be used for arts and crafts. Full grain leather is a top grain leather with all its natural texture (grain) intact. Linen is best suited for formal living rooms or adult areas because it soils and wrinkles easily. Damask is a lustrous fabric (such as linen, cotton, silk, or rayon) that is characterized by its flat, glossy pattern on a solid background. The unifying element might be color, a type of print or a game of textures. Consider the size of the pattern on the piece of upholstery fabric. Consider whether it is appropriate for the size of the furniture it is covering, as well as the room size. Viscose is a manufactured fiber belonging to the rayon family, composed of regenerated cellulose. Viscose is characterized by its soft hand and drapability. Woven fabric patterns hold up longer than printed ones. Small or dimly lit rooms benefit from the use of plain fabrics, vertically striped fabrics or fabrics with a small motif. Silk is so delicate that although it can be hand-washed it is best sent to the dry-cleaners. Low-quality acrylic may pill excessively in areas that receive high degrees of abrasion. Wool is obtained from sheep fleece and the term "virgin wool" denotes new, not recycled wool. Upholstery fabrics are designed to take more wear.