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NEW!!!! Sale Rack

We have a little treat for you at Livingstone textiles.  In both our Yeovil and Bridport shops we have introduced a PERMANENT BARGAINS RACK!

All of the fabrics on this entire rack have at least 20% off the ticket price.  Some have only small amounts left on the rolls for cushions and others have lots, certainly enough to make curtains with and lots more besides.  There are some real beauties and the only limit is your imagination.  Pop in and grab yourself a bargain.

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LIVINGSTONES AT YEOVIL SHOW

20170714_144951We’re making our first appearance at the Yeovil Show.  Come over and say hello and take a look at the sample of fabrics that we have brought along to show you.  It’s just a taste of the massive range of stock that we hold across both our Yeovil and Bridport shops as well as our beautiful ribbopns and tapes, bindings and zips. 20170714_181104 20170715_081431We cater for crafters, knitters and sewers and hold a great selection of books for those of you wanting to try learning a new skill.  Our staff are all sewers and knitters and will be glad to answer your questions and help you. IMG_0094We also make up beautifully hand sewn curtains and blinds to order from any of the furnishing fabrics you choose in our shops.  We have a vast roll stock for you to choose from and give it free samples to make colour matching selection in your home easier and if you really can’t find anything there, you can browse our beautiful books and inspiring hangers and we’ll order your chosen fabric in for you. IMG_0099 (002)We pride ourselves on our customer service and are here to listen and do things well for you so come over and say hello if you’re at the Yeovil Show this weekend.  And if you can’t make it, find us opposite The Octagon Theatre where we provide free parking, a lift and ramps to enable full access to everyone.

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Hessian Bunting

Bunting is something that we love to make and use to decorate our shop and we use it to show our customers all kinds of gorgeous colour combinations.  This week got to thinking about weddings, garden parties, rustic outdoor events and food fairs in our beautiful Dorset countryside and what could look any more rural than hessian?WIN_20170422_14_47_13_Pro

This idea is so simple to do that we thought we’d share it with you.  We cut out some triangles of hessian and zig zagged the edges to stop the fabric from fraying and then we simply spaced out the flags and stitched them onto a few metres of our cluny lace.  Of course,  you can always upcycle some old coffee sacks if you can lay your hands on them but if not, pop in and check out our different grades of hessian as they also look brilliant as trestle tablecloths finished with pure white cotton runners.In our beautiful listed mill building, we think hessian works very well with the prominent industrial elements on show.

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Great kids fabric – excellent for teenagers bedroom

Fabric For Kids

We have a great fabrics in stock to satisfy that most tricky customer – your teenager. This is a double width curtain fabric, meaning that you are unlikely to join widths – in fact one width of fabric could even be enough for your windows, making these a very economical choice. They are wide enough to be able to make a bedspread, or if you have fabric over why not make a matching floor cushion or beanbag for your teenagers bedroom? Continue reading Great kids fabric – excellent for teenagers bedroom

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Baize

Baize 001 Baize 002Did you know that we stock Wool Baize at Livingstone Textiles?  If you are a player of Bridge you will probably enjoy your game on a proper card table covered in traditional green baize.  After many years of card games, your table could start to show signs of wear and tear and as they are a costly, often unusual item of furniture to replace, you may want to consider re-covering it yourself.  We have in stock, in our Bridport shop and also now available online here, this hard to come by fabric and if you don’t fancy doing the job yourself, we can get our upholsterer to do it for you, just ring the shop for details on 01308 456844. This lovely soft, green, pure wool is also ideal for lining jewellery or cutlery boxes, recovering writing slopes and desk inlays.

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Paisley Curtain Fabric – Extra Wide for Curtains and Blinds

paisleyThis is a new curtain fabric we have in store with a fantastic large all-over paisley design. This fabric is extra wide so you can make large curtains, cushions or blinds without having to join fabric. This fabric is available in two colourways – multi/white and red/grey

 

Paisley grey closeFabric composition : 100% Cotton
Fabric width : 280cm/109″
Pattern repeat : 46cm/18″
Price : £30.70 per metre

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Have a gander at our goose fabric

DSC_1465 DSC_1467This 100% cotton fabric features quirky red geese on a natural coloured background with a leaf trail pattern in white. This fabric is suitable for curtains, cushions and blinds, table cloths, napkins and other craft projects.

This fabric is available as an extra wide cloth measuring 280cm/ 108″ or at a standard width of 140cm/ 54″

Fabric composition: 100% cotton
Pattern repeat: 63cm/ 25″
Fabric width: standard: 140cm/ 54″ extra wide: 280cm/ 108″
Price per metre: standard: £13.50 extra wide: £27.00

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Architecture Fabric in New Colourway

FacadesWe’ve come to the end of our natural look fabric with a house design printed in white. So we thought rather than repeat the exact fabric again we would try a different colourway. As you can see, this time we have a pattern of houses in black on a linen-look natural cotton background. This is an extra-wide fabric and you can buy it at the full width of 280cm/110″ or cut down to 140cm/55″. The full width fabric costs £24.70 per metre and the narrower width is £12.35. The pattern repeat is 64.5 cm/25.25″.

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Patterned extra wide curtain fabric

Tavi - marsonsThis fabric is a double width fabric suitable for making curtains and blinds. The fabric is 100% cotton with a linen look and features a traditional trailing floral pattern. This material is light in colour so would help to brighten up a dark room.

Buy online via our WebshopFabric width: 280cm/ 109″
Price per metre: £27.00

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Vintage style fabric featuring travel tickets – from Swafing

tickets 1This vintage style fabric features old fashioned tickets. The tickets are printed in lovely warm colours of pinks and oranges on a linen coloured cloth.

This fabric is available as an extra wide cloth or at a standard width of 140cm/ 54″.

Fabric composition: 80% cotton/ 20% polyester
Fabric width: Extra wide: 280cm/ 108″ – Single width: 140cm/ 54″
Price per metre: Extra wide: £27.00 – Single width: £13.50

Fabric is suitable for curtains, blinds and cushions.

This fabric is available to purchase at our shop in Bridport, Dorset or you can order this fabric over the phone: 01308 456844 or contact us.

 

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Nautical fabric featuring drawings of boats

boats 1This fabric is by Swafing. This seaside/ nautical themed fabric is ideal for making cushions, curtains and blinds. It would look fantastic in a house or on board a yacht. This fabric is available as an extra wide fabric or as a standard width.

STOCK UPDATE : This fabric is now out of stock and we are no longer able to get any more. We do have a new narrower boat drawing fabric on a navy background.

Fabric composition: 80% cotton/ 20% polyester
Fabric width: Extra wide: 280cm/ 108″ – Single width: 140cm/ 54″
Price per metre: Extra wide: £27.00 – Single width: £13.50

 

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Lavender Fabric

LavenderLavender… renowned for its wonderful scent and healing properties it makes us think of France and sunshine…

This fabric features delicate sprigs of lavender on a cream background. This pretty fabric is ideal for making curtains, cushions and blinds, so why not give one of your rooms at home a makeover. If you supply us with the measurement of your curtain pole or track and the length at which you would like your curtains to hang, we will help you calculate how much fabric you will need. You can either have a go at making curtains yourself or one of our expert curtain makers can make them for you.

Buy online via our WebshopFabric composition: 55% cotton/ 45% polyester
Fabric width: Extra wide: 280cm/ 108″ – Std: 140cm/ 54″
Price per metre: Extra wide: £27.00 – Std: £13.50

This fabric is available to purchase at our shop in Bridport, Dorset or you can order this fabric over the phone: 01308 456844 or contact us.

 

 

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Fabric for gardeners – featuring seed packets

seed packetsIts that time of year when everyone is wanting to get out in the garden and plant their vegetables and flowers ready for the summer.

This fabric from Swafing features vintage style seed packets. The fabric is beautifully illustrated with subtle colours on a linen coloured cloth.

Fabric composition: 80% cotton/ 20% polyester
Fabric width: Extra wide: 280cm/ 108″ – Single width: 140cm/ 54″
Price per metre: Extra wide: £27.00 – Single width: £13.50

seed packets 1This fabric is suitable for curtains, blinds and cushions.

This fabric is available to purchase at our shop in Bridport, Dorset or you can order this fabric over the phone: 01308 456844 or contact us.

 

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Woodland Animal – Curtain fabric

woodland animalsThis lovely quirky fabric features woodland animals including foxes, birds, owls, squirrels and snails. It is suitable for making curtains, blinds, cushions, bedspreads and bags. It would be ideal for a childs bedroom or a country cottage.

This fabric is available as an extra wide fabric 280cm/ 109″ wide or as a standard width fabric 140cm/ 54″ wide.

Visit webshopFabric composition: 100% cotton
Price per metre: 280cm/ 109″ wide: £26.85,
140cm/ 54″ wide: £13.35

In addition to ordering online, this fabric is available to purchase at our shop in Bridport, Dorset or you can order over the phone: 01308 456844 or contact us

 

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Ornate floral fabric for curtains, blinds and cushions

This lovely elegant fabric is ideal for making curtains, cushions and blinds. It features an ornate floral design with lovely colours of turquoise, greens and pinks on a natural “linen look” background.

This fabric is available as an extra wide fabric 280cm/ 109″ wide or as a standard width fabric 140cm/ 54″ wide. It is available in the two colourways shown.

Price per metre: 280cm/ 109″ wide: £26.85, 140cm/ 54″ wide: £13.35
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In addition to ordering online, this fabric is available to purchase at our shop in Bridport, Dorset or you can order over the phone: 01308 456844 or contact us
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Botanical printed fabric featuring ferns, butterflies and dragonflies

This beautiful botanical print fabric features Latin names of the plants, fern leaves, dragonflies and butterflies on a cream background.

This fabric is ideal for curtains, cushions and blinds. It is available as an extra wide fabric 280cm/ 109″ wide or at a standard width of 140cm/ 54″ wide.

STOCK UPDATE 2016 : unfortunately this item is now out of stock and no longer available. As an alternative why not try our Chestnut fabric or other Country Designs.

Fabric composition: 100% cotton
Fabric price per metre: £27.00 (280cm/ 109″ wide) or £13.50 (140cm/ 54″ wide)

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Hunting Fabric

This beautifully illustrated fabric is ideal for country houses. The fabric is suitable for curtains, cushions and Roman blinds. This fabric is available in an extra wide width 280cm/ 109″ and as a standard width of 140cm/ 54″.


Buy online via our WebshopFabric composition: 100% cotton
Fabric Width: Extra Wide – 280cm/ 109″, Standard width – 140cm/ 54″
Price per metre: Extra wide: £25.70, Standard width: £12.85

 

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Lighthouse Fabrics

New in stock are a couple of coastal themed fabrics, featuring lighthouses. The fabrics would be ideal for a cottage by the sea or for anyone wanting a seaside look in their room.

This fabric is by Swafing and is suitable for upholstery, ideal for window seats, cushions and small arm chairs. It could also be used for a heavier weight curtain or blind. The pattern is woven rather than printed.


Buy online via our WebshopFabric composition: 60% cotton 40% polyester
Fabric width: 140cm/ 54″
Price per metre: £22.70


This fabric is by Marsons and is suitable for curtains, cushions and blinds. This fabric is 100% cotton and is available as an extra wide fabric 280cm/ 109″ or in a more standard width of 140cm/ 54″.

Price per metre: Extra wide: £24.90 Single width: £12.45
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Childrens Curtain Fabric – featuring Polar Bears, Penguins & Whales

This fun fabric featuring penguins, polar bears and whales is fantastic for children’s bedrooms. The fabric is produced by Swafing and is suitable for curtains, blinds, cushions, bedspreads, duvet covers and pillow cases. This fabric is available in an extra wide width 280cm/ 109″ or as a cut down width of 140cm/ 54″.

 

Fabric composition: 65% polyester 35% cotton
Fabric width: Double width – 280cm/ 109″, Single width – 140cm/ 54″
Fabric price per metre: Double width – £20.95, Single width – £10.45

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Retro Car Fabric – New in stock

This retro fabric features American style cars. This fabric is ideal for making curtains, blinds, cushions and bags. This fabric by Swafing is now in stock at our shop in Bridport, Dorset. It is available to purchase by the metre as an extra wide cloth at 280cm/ 109″ or cut down to a standard width of 140cm/ 54″.

 
Note: We are currently out of stock of the wider fabric, but still have plenty of the 140cm fabric left. 280cm fabric can be sourced on request.

Buy online via our WebshopFabric composition: 75% cotton, 25% polyester
Fabric width: Double width – 280cm/ 109″, Single width – 140cm/ 54″
Fabric price per metre: Double width – £22.70, Single width – £11.35
Pattern repeat: 31cm/12.25″

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World Map Fabric from Swafing

New in the shop is this fabric featuring a map of the world. This fabric is suitable for making blinds, curtains and cushions. It would look fantastic in a study or office. This fabric is available to buy as a double width fabric or cut down to a standard width of 140cm/ 54″.

 

Fabric composition: 80% cotton 20% polyester
Fabric width: Double width – 280cm/ 109″, Single width – 140cm/ 54″
Price per metre: Double width – £27.00, Single width – £13.50

This fabric is available to purchase at our shop in Bridport, Dorset or you can order over the phone: 01308 456844 or contact us

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Stripe Curtain Fabric or Tablecloth

We now have this beautiful cotton striped fabric in a new colourway – dark blue on a natural background – to add to our existing red colourway. This fabric is extra wide at 280cm/110″ wide, which means it can be used to make large tablecloths, bedlinen or large curtains. The stripe is across the width of the fabric (a horizontal stripe) but due to the large width it can be turned to make vertical striped curtains for even quite large windows. This fabric is 100% cotton and costs £18.90 per metre, which at the double width also makes it very economical.
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Red Gingham and Matching Print Kitchen Fabric

Here are two complementary 100% cotton fabrics which would cheer up any kitchen. First is a red gingham print on a natural beige background. This lovely vibrant fabric would look great on its own or teamed with the matching kitchen print. You could trim curtains or cushions made of the kitchen print with the gingham to create a stunning effect. As you can see the kitchen print has an all-over design meaning that it looks good from any direction. This makes it especially suitable for tablecloths and the extra wide fabric means no joining even on large tablecloths. They would also make lovely aprons.
Both these fabrics are available in both extra wide (110″/280cm) and standard (54″/140cm) widths. Please note the standard width fabric is cut down from the wider width and as such will not pattern match on joining. If you need wider than 54″/140cm for your project please order the wide fabric. These fabrics are priced at £18.80 for the double width fabric and only £9.40 for the standard width. The pattern repeat on the kitchen print fabric is 25″/63.5cm. The gingham print is 0.5cm squares.
As with all our fabrics, if you would like a sample please email us telling us which fabric you are interested in and making sure to include your address.

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Architechture Fabric for Curtains, Upholstery or Craft

Here’s an unusual fabric we had in recently, featuring a design of houses on a natural colour background. Whilst it would make fantastic curtains, it is also suitable for making seat or scatter cushion covers. As you can see below, we’ve been having a bit of a play with it and have put some in a frame as well as making a lovely bag. We also think it would make a fun apron and are sure you can come up with lots of other ideas too. This is a double width fabric, so we have it at 110″/280cm wide for £24.70 per metre, but we have also cut some down so you can buy it at 55″/140cm wide for only £12.35 per metre.

Fabric Width 110″/280cm or 55″/140cm
Vertical pattern Repeat 25.25″/64cm
Horizontal pattern repeat 26.75″/68cm
Price £24.70/metre for full width or £12.35/metre for half width

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Postage fabric

Here is another of our extra wide fabrics – this time a postage themed fabric. This features a design including airmail logos and various old-fashioned stamps on a lovely natural looking background. This cloth is suitable for use as curtains, blinds or cushions and is strong enough for light upholstery. It would also make great bags as well.

Fabric width 110″/280cm
Fabric composition 80% Cotton/20% Polyester
Pattern repeat 25″/63.5cm
Price £27.00 per metre

Keeping on the postage theme we also have this stamp fabric available to order. It comes in two colourways, a sepia tone and a red/purple tone and we thought it would be particularly suitable for curtains in a study. There is a minimum order on this fabric of 2 metres as we do not hold this in stock. The fabric is 54″/137 cm wide and costs £13.40 per metre. The stamp fabrics are also available as a pvc coated cloth for a tablecovering at a cost of £18.00 per metre.