Curtain & Upholstery fabrics can shrink when washed and can be sensitive to changes in humidity, with a typical shrinkage of 3-5% on first wash. Dry cleaning and FR treatments can also cause shrinkage so allow extra material to take this into account.
Colour variations in the fabrics are unavoidable between production batches. We cannot guarantee that current production will match previous orders or original samples.
Details of both fabric width & pattern repeat may vary from batch to batch. Please allow a variation of +/- 3cm from stated measurements. Where critical please ask for confirmation of current batch specification.
We recommend always lining curtains to protect the face fabric from fading.
100% Linen where the colour is described as 'Natural' are unbleached and undyed and as such can be more prone to showing fading than linens which have been bleached and dyed.
Upholstered furniture and window seats can fade in sunlight; in south facing rooms or where furniture is close to windows we recommend the use of UV window film.
Natural Linen can have occasional ‘slubs’ in the weave which are not faults but characteristic of the fibre.
Refer to the fabric description for the ‘rub test’ or upholstery grade of each fabric.
Unless otherwise stated all fabrics are not FR (flame retardant) treated and will require treatment for upholstery use. We can provide both domestic and commercial FR treatments for upholstery fabric. We can also provide FR treatment for commercial curtain fabric.
Refer to the particular fabric for care instructions, not all our fabrics are washable. In general, furnishing fabrics are not suited to regular washing and cleaning which can diminish both the handle and finish of the cloth. When washing Tinsmiths’ fabrics, use a powder/liquid that has no bleach or optical whiteners, wash at 30°c and do not tumble dry.