The Jacquard loom is capable of weaving intricate patterns with many layers and many threads at the same time. Up the Bolt is a fabric that is up the bolt is applied to furniture exactly the way it is made on the roll. This is often necessary to keep designs in the proper direction. Up the bolt fabrics may result in seams on some styles. Color is the most important reason people choose an upholstery fabric, so make sure your color choice is appropriate. Damask can be made of cotton, silk or synthetic fabrics and is commonly used for drapery and upholstery. Pure Aniline or Full Aniline is the most natural type of leather. Upholstery fabrics can be used for arts and crafts. Chenille uphostery fabric is a soft tufted cord of silk, cotton, or worsted used in embroidery or for fringing. Silk has a very soft hand and can be woven into nubby informal textures and shimmering paper-thin sheets. When purchasing an upholstered piece or upholstery fabric, be aware that the higher the thread count, the more tightly woven the fabric is, and the better it will wear. Upholstery fabrics are sometimes light enough for window treatments and slipcovers. Viscose is a manufactured fiber belonging to the rayon family, composed of regenerated cellulose. Viscose is characterized by its soft hand and drapability. Today’s consumer is looking for “natural fabrics” and lots of textural interest. Spandex is a manufactured fiber known for its high elasticity. Jacquard is a heavier fabric that tends to be multicolored and used for upholstery, as well as drapery. Linen is a very strong and sturdy fabric, even more so than cotton. Chenille tends to be a family favorite upholstery fabric. Our broad assortment of jacquards, florals, stripes, damasks, chenilles, velvets, tapestries, faux sueded and solid textured upholstery fabrics will help you create fabulous furniture and great pillows! Acrylic resists wear, wrinkling, soiling, and fading. Linen upholstery fabric is another plant derived fiber, and shares many similarities with cotton. 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. Velvet is used in everything from garments and upholstery to bedspreads and drapery.