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Svenskt Tenn has a wide selection of fabrics by the metre, both online and at the store on Strandvägen 5 in Stockholm. Online you can buy fabric from half a meter upwards to use for upholstering, sewing curtains, cushions and other interior details. Choose among different fabrics with pattern designs by Josef Frank, GP &J Baker and Estrid Ericson, among others.
Svenskt Tenn's padded furniture states the number of meters of fabric needed for upholstering. If you need any advice, help to decide how much fabric to buy or what fabric quality to choose for your particular area of use, you can contact Svenskt Tenn's Customer Service or the textile department in the store. Our customer service staff have broad experience and knowledge of both fabrics and interior textiles.
Svenskt Tenn’s fabric is available in various thread counts: 100, 315 or 450 linen. These designations give an indication of how each fabric can be applied.
The 100 thread count designation indicates that the fabric is a thin, airy linen that is primarily suited to work beautifully as curtains. 315 linen has a wide range of applications and can be used both as curtains or sewn up into other textile products. These fabrics can also be used as upholstery fabric on furniture that is not exposed to extensive wear. Covering a stool or a sofa in your home with 350 linen, for example, are a couple of the ways that this fabric can be used in your interiors.
Finally, there are fabrics with a 450 linen designation. These fabrics are sturdier than 315 linen and also extra durable. They are therefore well suited for use as upholstery fabric both in private homes and public spaces.
Svenskt Tenn’s fabrics are sold by the metre and screen printed. It is a unique, time-consuming printing process that requires both knowledge and experience. This special handicraft technique produces a final result that is characterised by strong colours and high quality, while at the same time giving the fabric’s print a beautiful and vibrant surface.
By screen printing, you can work with overprinting, which for example, means that blue can be printed on yellow, to create a deep green tint in the fabric. Reactive dyes are used, which is also of great importance. Unlike pigment dyes, which only settle on the surface of the fabric, reactive dyes enter into the fibres of the fabric. This makes a big difference when it comes to the quality and feel of the fabric, and also makes the fabric age beautifully.
Read more about screen printing in Svenskt Tenn’s magazine.
When you have selected your fabric, Svenskt Tenn can help you by sewing curtains, custom-made cushions or other products adapted to your interior. Contact Svenskt Tenn’s Customer Service at +46 (0)8-670 16 00, or email email@example.com if you would like to find out more.