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New Fabric- Chestnut

chestnut chair New in our shop this month is this beautiful fabric that illustrates chestnuts and other wildlife flowers. Living and working in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside we love fabrics that illustrates nature well, and this is certainly one of those fabrics.






Chestnut and Leaf Print
Composition- linen/ polyester
Width- 140cm/ 55″
Pattern repeat- 62cm/ 24″
Available to order

Another fabric we love that is similar to this Chestnut fabric is our very popular  Botanical Fabric with Ferns, Butterflies and Dragonflies. This is not a new fabric but is a regular fabric we have had in for a while now and it is still as popular as ever.Ferns - Marsons

Fabric composition: 100% cotton
Pattern repeat: 61cm/24″
Width: 140cm/54″ or 280cm/110″

STOCK UPDATE : Unfortunately this fabric is now out of stock and no longer available. See below for a selection of our current botanical fabrics



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Customer Makes- Padded Notice Board

customer makes notice board

This beautifully made padded notice board was made by one of our young makers. It features a stag fabric which is now discontinued, but we’ve got some other animal fabric options below to give you inspiration.

Many of our lovely customers have generously shared their creations with us over the years, and we really do love seeing your makes and the wonderful things our fabrics can become! We think this padded notice board is a fab use of a little left-over piece of curtain fabric; you might have just the piece in your fabric stash, or alternatively take a look in our remnants – you might find the perfect piece there to make your own padded notice board – and don’t forget we sell foam cut to size too.

If you want to share your favorite make using fabric from Livingstone Textiles, and you’re happy for us to share it on, please tell us about it (with pictures! ) by email, or via our accounts on Facebook or Instagram.

If you would like a sample of this or any other fabric you have seen on our website please contact us with your details and information on the fabric you require, or order your samples online. We’re always happy to send out samples!

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New Net Curtains

hudsonWith Christmas over and the New Year started Spring will soon be here and you might soon be thinking about net curtains. We stock a larger range of net curtains in different drops and designs from plain nets to the more floral. These net curtains are all available online and in our shops in Bridport Dorset and Yeovil Somerset.

If you are looking to buy a some new net have a look at “how to measure for net” to get an idea about measuring.

We have just got in a new design for the new year this new net curtain is called Hudson and can be seen in the image above, and this time we have chosen a design that is less floral and more plain. This design has simple lines at the bottom so giving the net curtain interest without over powering the window.

We are currently selling this product in four drops, 36″/ 91cm, 45″/ 114cm drop, 54″/137cm and a 72″/ 183cm, more drops will be added as stock comes in.

If you would like a sample of this or any other net curtain you have seen on our web page please do contact us with your details and information on the fabric you require and we will be happy to send you a sample.

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Chelsea Fabric from Fibre Naturelle

Chelsea CurtainHere is a beautiful new curtain fabric we now have available to order from our sample hangers. This fabric is called Chelsea and is a really gorgeous print with incredibly rich colours. Chelsea cushionsThere are three colourways, as you can see from these cushions and the images below. As with all our sample hangers, you can borrow the hanger from our shop to take home and check the colours work for you, all we ask is a small cash deposit.
Chelsea dressIf you are not local to our shop, we can arrange for fabric samples to be sent out to you. Just email us with your address and the details of the fabric, including the colourway. This fabric costs £28.80 per metre to order,  there is an additional carriage charge for small orders. Orders over £80 are carriage free to UK addresses.
Our skilled local seamstresses are also able to make curtains and cushions to your measurements and selected curtain heading to give you a bespoke finish for your room.

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Medieval style Dress

Furnishing cloth makes a great alternative to cotton poplin if you are looking for a luxurious dressmaking fabric.  In this picture it has been used to make a warm, heavyweight evening dress and the maker wore it to a masked ball on a winters evening.  She used curtain lining fabric for the voluminous sleeves, re-purposed from her old curtains.


You could re-create this classic look with fabric from our traditional collection of furnishing materials. berkleyThis lovely embellished swirl is called Berkeley.  We have a huge range of hangers to look through in our shop.DSC_4290




On the left, you can see that Berkeley is available in a range of refined colours and that we also have other suitable fabrics available.  In the centre of the picture is Summer Palace also at £28.50 per metre and on the right is Bess at £29.40 per metre.


DSC_4279The trim is stitched on to the surface of the fabric to create the illusion of a laced bodice.  You can find a large selection of trims like the ones featured below in our shop in Bridport, or ring us on 01308 456844 to request some samples.DSC_4300


Cinderella shall go to the Ball!  Or maybe you have panto costumes to make for the coming season? Step by step instructions are included in this Simplicity pattern making it simple to put this lovely outfit together.  Follow the costumes link above to find out more.










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Natural Looking Fern and Leaves Fabric

Savannah A new fabric on to our web shop this week is this simple yet calming fabric design. This natural looking cloth is a polyester/ cotton blend but has a far more natural look. Its light colour platter helps give this design a calming feel.

This fabric is 140cm/ 55″ wide with a pattern repeat of 61cm/24″ and is at the bargain price of £13.95 per metre.

See below for a selection of botanical fabrics we have available to buy online currently.

If you would like a free sample of this or any other fabric you have seen on our web page, or would like to check stock levels, please get in touch with your details and information on the fabric you require.

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Embroidered Pomegranate Curtain Fabric

FioriThis is one of our new curtain fabrics for autumn, and what a stunning fabric it is. This is a linen mix fabric with an embroidered design of pomegranates and raised applique. We have this colourway in stock and other colourways can be obtained as seen in the picture to the right.Fiori other colours

Fabric composition : 47% Polyester, 30% Linen, 23% Viscose
Fabric width : 55″/140cm
Pattern repeat : 9.25″/23.5cm