When it comes to choosing the perfect fabric for your new curtains there are so many types of fabric to actually choose from. Most people would tend to go for cotton or a cotton blend however if the words jacquard and chenille are mentioned how would you react? Like someone’s just spoke in a different language? Not to worry, you’re not alone; read on and all will be revealed.
The most common choices for curtain fabrics are cotton, polyester and cotton blends; but these are only a few from the many which are on offer. Voile, heavy weight, jacquard and chenille are 4 others which are very common however the technical names aren’t as well known.
Jacquard fabric is a decorative woven or knitted pattern manufactured by using the jacquard attachment on the loom. This attachment has a punch card like a piano so it offers better design versatility and fabric control. the word itself, jacquard, comes from a French inventor, Joseph Marie Jacquard, who invented aforementioned loom in 1801.
Chenille fabric is quite a thick, soft and fuzzy kind of fabric. The word chenille is the French word for caterpillar, which is why it adopted it’s name due to its fuzziness and the lengths of it do look, in fact, like a caterpillar. Depending on the type of fabric used to Create chenille, as well as the tonality of the colour, chenille can have a lovely iridescent look to it without using iridescent fabric.
Now you know a little more about the different types of curtain fabric which is available, the next time you’re on the hunt you will think about all of this more.
We have a massive range of fabrics available for curtains which we make to measure here in our UK based factory all hand finished. To see a selection of our collections available take a look on our website.
If you know there are certain fabric colours or patterns which you would like then contact us and we will choose a selection of fabrics and send out some samples to you.