Fabric Questions & some answers
Q) Do you carry fabric?
A)Yes. For the staging or cottage covers, we carry unbleached canvas or twill which we get wholesale. We also carry other fabrics, all cotton or cotton blend. Hemp is also available in three neutral colours. You can choose from fashion fabrics in a wide variety of colours, fabrics like ultrasuede, hemp, sateen, jacquards, etc. It is our policy to special order each fabric for each customer because our workspace is limited; we keep very little stock on hand.
Q) What if I have my own fabric or saw something elsewhere that I like better than your fabric?
A) Your own fabric is fine provided that it's appropriate for slipcovers. Any broadcloth, chintz, jacquard, cotton canvas, denim or twill is perfect. Fabrics to avoid are anything meant for clothing like stretch denim, flannelette, chenille or rayons. The best is all-cotton or cotton blends, more cotton than polyester -- otherwise, it becomes a lint magnet. Other fabrics to avoid are anything meant for upholstery i.e. anything meant to be stretched and stapled into place -- tapestries, velvets, velveteens, brocades and heavy woven or stretchy fabrics.