This astoundingly beautiful fabric has given all of the staff here at Livingstones a great deal of angst.
We all love its bright coloursand artistic style and are busy plotting ideas on how to use it to its full potential.
One of us wants a skirt and that would be a great priced piece of clothing at £16.40 as it would only need about half a metre.
Another really wants a sixties swing coat which would look so dramatic, luckily her mum is the talented Meg who owns Livingstones so hopefully she’ll get her wish…watch this space.
I think I’d quite like a pop of colour to go with a purchase from Dorset Arts Week so I might buy a piece for a cushion to give my living room a lift. What would you use it for? Come in to the shop and have a feel, it’s so unbelievably soft.
These fabrics are very hard wearing so are great for upholstery and yet they are still gorgeous as they come in vibrant and eye-catching colours. These fabrics will cheer up any room and give a totally new lease of life to that faded old chair in the corner!
Not only that, but these fabrics also make really wonderful heavy weight curtains, and there is lots of scope for co-ordinating fabrics in your room. For calculating requirements please see our guide to measuring for curtains.
If you have a loved piece of furniture that you would like to give a make-over then we are able to put you in touch with the right person for the job, our upholsters are able to refresh modern and traditional pieces. For more details please contact us.
If you would like to see our full range of upholstery fabrics then pop in and see us.
New in, and getting a lot of attention in both our Bridport and Yeovil shops, these beautiful velvets come in a rainbow of delicious berry colours, brights and neutrals. If you’d like to see what the colours would look like in your home the hanger can be borrowed for a small deposit, and the fabric is available to order from both our shops at £21.50 per metre.
These 100% polyester velvets are 140 cms width, and have a gorgeous soft touch and luxurious semi-matt texture. They’re suitable for curtains and domestic upholstery, and with a range of colours large enough to match any room scheme, would be a fantastic way to add a touch of luxe to your home.
It’s that time of year when you may be looking at renewing the soft furnishings in your guest accommodation, and at Livingstone Textiles we can help you with all apects of the process. We have a huge variety of fabrics to choose from in store on the roll, and an even wider selection available to order from our suppliers, so whether you want to furnish a luxurious bolt-hole, or spruce up a holiday cottage, you’ll find plenty here to please.
For a luxe feel, take a look at our gorgeous Romo velvets to bring a really sumptuous finish for your property,or maybe our large range of seaside themed fabric in blues, brights or neutrals will tempt you – they’re great for cushions and curtains in a house near the sea.
We can guide you through the whole process, from choosing your fabric, to having your fbric made up into hand-finished curtains, blinds and other soft furnishings made to measure by our experienced local seamstresses. We can even have your chosen fabric treated with fireproofing, with a certificate, for extra peace of mind.
For bringing that touch of softness and luxury into your home, look no further than our gorgeous Romo velvets; deliciously soft, heavy fabrics, both plain and textured and in a range of symptuous shades, available on the roll in both of our stores, and at an unbeatable price.
In both our Bridport and our Yeovil shops we have samples of the wonderful Jim Dickens fabrics available for you to come and look at. These fabrics are fabulous for upholstery or for curtains and will add a touch of class to any home.
We have the following sample books for you to choose from in our shops so you can see and feel these fabrics first hand.
We also have a few other samples available to look at that are from the Merlot collection, the Olympos collection, the Isabella Collection, the Corsini collection and the Avalon collection. We are able to loan you the pattern books to check colours and designs in your room, and can give you a no obligation quote for curtains and upholstery from your measurements. If you are not able to measure, one of our seamstresses can visit in the local area to determine your requirements.
We wanted to share with you two new wonderful collections of fabric we have to order from our Bridport and Yeovil shops. Part of the iLiv range, these collections provide some fantastic choices for curtains, blinds and upholstery. We also have a selection of designs and colours in stock at Bridport and Yeovil as part of our new autumn range.
This is a range based on a Botanical theme. It includes two different floral designs, Etched Vine and Sketchbook featuring off-white patterns on muted colour backgrounds, one of which also includes birds in flight within the design. These fabrics are suitable for general domestic upholstery, as is the other print, Parchment, which includes seed heads and foliage in a coloured print on a pale background. There is also a leaf themed embroidered fabric, Harper, which can be used for light domestic upholstery. Toning beautifully with the colours in the other fabrics is a check fabric, Shaker, which you could use for cushions, upholster a chair or make a heavier curtain. Finally in this collection, we have a large leaf woven design, Laurie, on a lovely heavy polyester, cotton and viscose mix fabric. This would look fantastic as a door curtain to keep out those pesky draughts, but is not suitable for upholstery. We have a selection of these fabrics in stock at our Bridport and Yeovil stores, and all of them are available to order by the metre. More pictures and details of the various colourways can be seen on the iLiv website.
This is a truly stunning collection which includes traditional floral designs, chenille fabrics and some crewel fabric, which is often very difficult to find. The chenille fabrics are Carnival with a herringbone design and Festival, a brightly coloured stripe. Both are suitable for general domestic upholstery as well as curtains and blinds, and would brighten up any room. Also suitable for upholstery is Byron, a woven check with a small pattern that is not overwhelming. This fabric also looks great on the reverse, where the pattern forms a stripe. The colours tone well with the other fabrics in the range. For prints the collection includes Chiswick, a leaf design and Heritage, a very traditional looking floral and bird design. Again these fabrics can also be used for upholstery. Finally the jewels of the collection are the crewel fabrics. We have Farleigh, a lovely leaf design on a cream background, and Couture which features circles, flowers and leaves on a cotton/linen blend coloured base cloth. These crewel fabrics are suitable for curtains, blinds and cushions but not upholstery. They would certainly add impact to any room. You can click here to view more details of the Highgrove collection.
With summer here you might be thinking about your deckchair and thinking about getting the fabric changed, at Livingstone Textiles we sell a range of colours all at deckchair width so no need for cutting down.
If you have traditional deckchairs we can also supply replacement deckchair canvas and upholstery nails for fixing. See here for more details.
We’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. We 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. We 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. 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.
Another beautiful job by one of our upholsterers – this beautiful sofa was completed last week by one of our talented upholsterers, completed in some of our beautiful fabric.
As can be seen in this closer image the work has been done to a lovely high standard, with beautifully tailored seams edged with piping.
The fabric really adds to the look of this finished piece – helping to add to the modern crisp look that it has now. If the customer had decided to go for a velvet or a more traditional fabric the final outcome would not be a modern look but a traditional one, which I believe would suit the sofa equally well but would look best in a traditional room setting. As it is though, the geometric design of the fabric helps to give the sofa a modern look, complementing the very angular cushions and arms.
The fabric is 140cm wide. This is a woven fabric which makes it reversible, meaning that both sides can be used, as can be seen in the image to the right. A great idea for this fabric would be to have cushions made on one side with the piping on the other, or curtains on one side with matching cushions with the alternative colour side showing. This could add a real twist to the room. Along side upholstery, cushions and curtains this fabric could also be used for blinds and lampshades. The colour is very natural means it would fit with most colours within a room, where the design could either be used to blend in or dressed up to stand out. This a beautiful versatile designed fabric, that would really add to most rooms.
If you would like a sample of this or any other fabric you have seen on our website please contact us and we will be happy to help.
Every wanted to add a bit of fun to your dining room chairs? Well, one of our customers has, by getting us to cover their dining chair seats with our fabulous fun multi coloured chess square fabric, and we think they look amazing.
This fabric has been so popular since we got it in stock, with people making curtains cushions and covering furniture. This fabric could suit most rooms with its wide range of colours within the pattern and its modern design. But even in a traditional room, this fabric could still look right, the rich colours of the reds and oranges would pick out those deep mahogany tones from the more traditional furniture pieces.
These chair seats were covered in house by one of our upholsterers, and as can be seen from the image to the left these have been covered beautifully, with high skill.
Livingstone Textiles does a wide range of upholstery from modern to traditional by our very skilled upholsterers. If you would like any further information regarding our upholstery services please contact us and we will be happy to help further.
We have one of our old favourite fabrics back in stock and we think it looks as fabulous as ever! When ordering this fabulous fabric we also got in stock a range of other beautiful woven fabrics that we think are equally as eye-catching.
These are all a great weight for upholstery, cushions, curtains and blinds and would look fabulous made into any of them. They are also perfect for a teenager’s bedroom, as well as loking great in any sitting room
If you would like a sample of any of these fabrics please contact us with your details and information on the fabric you require.
These fabrics are all available to purchase at our store in Bridport Dorset and on our webshop.
Get into the Groove! Don’t you agree that these chairs look absolutely delicious? Our upholsterer has shown off her talents again with this stunning swivel lounge chair and ottoman.
These iconic chairs were designed by Charles Eames for Herman Millar and this model dates from around the 1980’s. Herman Millar was known for bold and beautiful designs and founded the company in 1923 in Michigan. These streamlined designs began to be favoured by wealthy clients who had previously favoured heavy, dark and wooden bedroom furniture. A self- taught furniture designer named Gilbert Rohde came along in the early thirties and used his knowledge of modernist and art deco styles to persuade Millar that modern, smaller homes needed a different approach. The Millar company survived the Great Depression by moving with the times and the striking iconic designs are recognisable the world over.
More information on Charles Eames can be found here
The fabric used on this chair was a limited stock line but we have many other furnishing weight materials to choose from in both of our shops and online
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.
Choose from our great collection to update your look. Maybe some new cushions in the conservatory or a fabulous new window seat cover in the kitchen. Whatever you’re planning, we have an exciting collection to choose from when you shop online or in store.
Those caravan or camper van cushions might be looking a bit tired now you’re ready to hit the road again on summer days. Our lovely stripes are printed on a good quality fabric that stands up to general wear and tear and it looks so cheerful when made into curtains too. We can make them for you too, so you don’t need to put it off any longer. If you can’t get down to the shop why not browse our online selection or request some samples.
These lovely dining chairs and foot-stool are one of the many upholstery projects that our makers take on. We offer a wide range of upholstery from traditional to modern, so if you have a loved piece of furniture that needs a little attention contact us and we can advise you on how it all works.
This fabric has been upholstered in our psychedelic fabric which is available to buy in store and online. This fabric is a really good and hard wearing fabric weight making it perfect for everyday use furniture. This fabric is priced at £23.05 per metre and is 140cm wide. This fabric weight comes in a range of other designs including little squares, jigsaw and even a tetris design, which are all available to buy on our webshop or our store in Bridport Dorset.
If you would like samples of these or any other fabrics you have seen on our website please contact us with your details and the fabric you require.
Another piece of customer inspiration for you today – this fabulous bean bag! In this case the customer had an existing large bean bag but it had no separate cover so was impossible to clean. They chose this stunning Clarke & Clarke fabric and our seamstresses made up a new cover, leaving the old cover to become the bean bag liner. We think you’ll agree the result is amazing!
You could also make an outdoor bean bag using our range of new waterproof outdoor fabrics. Available in various patterns and plain colours, there is sure to be something to fit in with your outdoor colour scheme.
Bean Bag Filling
As well as being able to supply some great fabrics for bean bag covers and a bean bag liner (such as calico) we also stock the polystyrene beads for the bean bag filling. You can refill your bean bag or top up your existing bean bag filling, with small bags of bean bag beans starting at only £6
Below you can see how our customer has completely transformed the look of the chair. We always love to see your finished items, so please do send us your own pictures of anything you have made from our fabrics so we can share your inspiration.
Here is a really interesting reversible insect fabric in a beautiful apple green colour with ivory on the reverse side. This is a woven fabric and is suitable for curtains and upholstery, as well as other projects such as bags or cushions. The bug fabric pattern includes butterflies, dragonflies and a variety of small and large beetles. We always think reversible fabrics are especially versatile and you can use the two different face sides in your room to great effect.
Fabric composition : Mixed fibres Fabric width : 54″/140cm Pattern repeat : 13″/3cm Price : £19.50 per metre
Here are some more water-resistant fabrics. These are lighter weight than our heavy water-resistant polyester striped fabrics, and so are easier to sew. This makes them especially suitable for outdoor cushions or furniture covers, though they can still be used for awnings, windbreaks, deckchairs and swing seats. The coating on the rear of the fabric is translucent so you can see the stripes on the reverse of the fabric. We are selling a lot of this fabric for outdoor bunting, especially the colourful multi stripe. It would also make a brilliant shower curtain, and can be used for many craft applications, like making bags or aprons.
Fabric composition : 100% polyster
Fabric width : 135cm/53″
Price : £8.30 per metre
This new outdoor striped fabric is proving very popular and is suitable for many uses. It does not fray when cut, so can be used for deckchairs, including those with wider frames, directors chairs, swing seats, awnings and windbreaks. It can be sewn into cushions, although it is heavy so will need a robust machine and a jeans needle.
The fabric is patterned on the front and off white on the reverse due to the water-resistant backing.
Here is a new addition to our range of tapestry fabrics. This one features Aztec type designs in a pattern of squares and some lovely soft colours. This fabric could be used for upholstery or bench seats, cushions or curtains – or you could make a fabulous bag from it instead.
Fabric composition : 65% cotton 35% Polyester Fabric width : 53.5″/136cm Pattern repeat : 12″/31cm Price per metre : £23.55
This lovely cotton curtain fabric features a pattern of white stripes on a natural background. It is a heavy weight cotton and also suitable for blinds, cushions, bench seats and upholstery, aprons or bags.