The materials: linen and cottonFrancesca is made from a classic pairing of natural textiles with the soft handle of cotton but the characterful slubs and durability of linen. It’s a breathable fabric which will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter, and its tight weave means it’s extremely strong which makes it a go-to for upholstery and accessories.
The colourThis hue is inspired by its namesake, a plant which blooms with powder blue flowers with almost lilac undertones. It’s a slightly more unexpected choice for this woodland print, which adds a freshness and modernity while still complementing the delicacy of the line drawing.
Doing the right thingAside from the fact that this fabric is produced in Lancashire (which ensures a minimal carbon footprint), it’s also created with linen that is European Flax Certified. This guarantees traceability of the production process, and means that the raw material is a natural, sustainable fibre that has been grown without artificial irrigation and is free from GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms).
Where we see itThis fabric comes in two print sizes – small and grand. We recommend combining both scales in the same room, with the larger print on a headboard, curtains or armchair, and the smaller one on accessories such as cushions or lampshades. This repetition of the same pattern is a traditional decorating style which fits with the timeless aesthetic of the fabric.
Free for all orders over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).
If your order is available now, we’ll deliver it between 3-5 days of your order being placed.
If your order is not available straight away, an estimated date will be indicated above and at checkout. We’ll then get in touch nearer the estimated date to arrange a specific time.
We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over.
When it comes to designs upholstered in a made-to-order fabric or painted in a bespoke colour, there’s also a 20% returns/cancellation fee. We’d love to not have to charge a penny for this, but as they’re made just for you, we can’t always guarantee that we’ll be able to sell them again.
If you’ve bought something from us outside the UK or Ireland, just get in touch with the store you bought it from – or with our international team if you bought it through them – and they’ll let you know how you can return or exchange it.
And talk to our international team on +44 (0)1793 427 427 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The fabric is suitable for washing at 30 degrees, then it can be left to line dry and ironed on a medium heat. Please note that the fabric should not be tumble dried, and after a couple of washes the colour may fade slightly.
There can be some colour variation between different batches of our fabric – we try to make this as minimal as possible, but it’s something to be expected with natural fibres. If you’re using this fabric more than once in the same room, we recommend ordering as many metres as you need in one go – that way, we can make sure it’s all from the same batch.
Slubs are the slightly raised or thicker parts of the thread that you often see on linen fabrics – they’re a completely normal feature of this weave. They give the finished textile personality, texture and interest and show that it’s made from natural fibres.
What is a Martindale score?
It's the amount of rubs an upholstery fabric can take before it begins to show signs of wear. We split the results of these tests into three categories: low, medium and high. Our low rub count – between 10,000 to 15,000 – means the material is suitable for occasionally used furniture for short periods of time, such as bedroom pieces. The medium rub count sits between 15,000 to 25,000 and is suited to general upholstery that’s used every day like armchairs and sofas. Our high rub count is between 25,000 to 30,000 or more – fabric with this score can cope well when used every day in public places such as hotels, as well as the home.