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15 of the best UK fabric shops

Aug 27, 2023

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Where to shop for fabric and our favourite UK fabric designers to add to your radar

If a large high street fabric shop or online store is your first port of call when picking a fabric design for your upholstery projects, you could be missing out on a whole world of unique, artisan fabric shops and designers.

There is a wealth of talented UK fabric designers to choose from if you're considering new curtains, cushions or upholstering furniture, encompassing everything from classic, traditional country styles to eclectic prints and hand block-printed motifs.

Whether you're looking for a timeless, vintage-style fabric design or something quirky, colourful or eccentric, get ready to discover some unique fabric shops and designers that may not have been on your radar.

These are the best UK fabric shops and fabric designers, as chosen by our interiors experts and editors, for all the soft furnishing inspiration you could need.

Best for: artists' designs

For a unique selection of prints, look no further: St Jude's sells fabric and wallpaper with designs by some of our favourite artists, including Mark Hearld, Angie Lewin and Emily Sutton.

Shop St Jude's

Best for: floral linens

If traditional, vintage style is your thing, it's well worth browsing Kate Forman's selection of charming florals which are ideally suited to a country living room or bedroom.

Shop Kate Forman

Best for: cheerful block prints

Inject some joy into your interiors with Molly Mahon's colourful block-printed designs. Try mixing a few different prints across your upholstery and accessories for maximum impact.

Shop Molly Mahon

Best for: a cohesive palette

With prints from pretty florals to quirky animals motifs, Susie Watson's fabrics are designed to be easy to incorporate into daily life, with a laid-back muted and pastel palette.

Shop Susie Watson Designs

Best for: sustainability

All Madder Cutch & Co's linens are printed using natural pigments and plant extract dyes, such as woad and madder, in founder Nicola's garden studio. A selection of beautiful cushions and fabric accessories are available on the Country Living Marketplace too.

Shop Madder Cutch & Co

Best for: bold botanicals

Fanny Shorter has reimagined plant prints with her collection of beautiful, maximalist fabrics – well worth investigating if you want a unique take on botanicals.

Best for: iconic prints

A firm favourite for generations, and with good reason, Morris & Co's distinctive prints are having something of a revival and can work in both traditional and more contemporary schemes.

Shop Morris & Co

Best for: vintage lovers

From faded floral linens to timeless stripes, Cabbage & Roses' understated designs will fit seamlessly into a period property or vintage scheme.

Shop Cabbages & Roses

Best for: timeless style

Tori Murphy's stripes and geometric patterns are sure to look just as stylish in years to come. The fabrics are woven in a traditional mill in Lancashire – check out the Joy of Print collaboration and colourful table linen, too.

Best for: bringing nature in

Whimsical printed fabric based on Sam's linocut designs will help bring nature into your interior in an understated, easy-to-style way.

Best for: bold prints

If you are looking to make an impact, explore Rapture & Wright's range of stunning hand-printed fabrics – we are particular fans of its Moorish-inspired geometrics and 'Walled Garden' print (pictured).

Shop Rapture & Wright

Best for: cushions

Featuring intricate florals and birds in nests, Sylvia & Margot's home textiles are based on artist Rebecca's hand-carved linocuts. Its cushions will elevate any country sofa or armchair.

Best for: stripes & checks

For more different types of stripes than ever you knew existed, explore Ian Mankin's collection of cottons, linens and wools, all woven from a historic Lancashire mill.

Shop Ian Mankin

Best for: traditional style

Cloth & Clover's Scottish-milled linen mixes look like they could have come straight out of a period drama: perfect if you have an older property or want to add some historic charm to your interiors.

Shop Cloth & Clover

Best for: elegant, nature-inspired designs

A range of pretty fabrics and wallpapers based on Pippa's sketches and paintings, all made in the UK. You can also opt for a handy in-house made to measure service for curtains, blinds, cushions and soft furnishings.

Shop Pippa Blacker Interiors

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Best for: artists' designs2. Kate FormanBest for: floral linensShop Kate Forman3. Molly MahonBest for: cheerful block printsShop Molly Mahon4. Susie Watson DesignsBest for: a cohesive paletteShop Susie Watson DesignsBest for: sustainabilityBest for: bold botanicals Best for: iconic printsShop Morris & CoBest for: vintage loversBest for: timeless styleBest for: bringing nature inBest for: bold prints12. Sylvia & MargotBest for: cushions13. Ian MankinBest for: stripes & checksShop Ian MankinBest for: traditional styleBest for: elegant, nature-inspired designs