The set up…
The most popular fabrics…
… and how to go about getting your own products and fabrics!
Curtain and Upholstery fabric
We can adjust the density & weave of most designs
to suit your needs, making them heavier, lighter, or changing texture
FR treatment available
Can be your own, custom design
Over 50 different colours available in our jacquard woven plains
Different weights and densities available
Patterns and stripes too!
The look, drape and feel is massively influenced by the fabric you use, or the structures and yarns you choose. By working with John England to create your own fabric (MOQ 12m) you are designing from the yarn upwards. It’s the best way for you to stamp your identity & unique style on ‘a job’, and stand out from the crowd.
Be inspired by your surroundings!
At John England we have a huge range of fabrics with different colours, designs, textures, fibres in hundreds of combinations. You can order these as they are, or you can use them to form your own palette and fuel your creativity.
Assemble your inspiration in a mood board.
Think ‘painting by numbers’ and select 5 swatches that you would like to use on your mood board.
Then decide on colours, textures and fibres for your design.
Create your design in a repeat, then decide on scale. Then, it’s as easy as getting in touch!
Give us a ring or drop us an email and have a chat with our technical designers to receive guidance through the design process.
For more information you can check out our post on how to design your own fabric.
Over 3000 designs to be inspired by
Check out our ranges on our collections page.
Explore everything from plain piece-dyed fabrics (6m MOQ), to Linen fusions woven with recycled cotton, wool sourced from UK sheep, and hemp in a wide selection of colours.
For more info on our yarns, take a look at our Moral Fibres.
Your Questions Answered:
- Plain piece dyed: 6 meters
- Woven fabrics: 12 meters
- Bespoke design: 12 meters
- Ends of rolls from £10 GBP per meter
- Collection fabrics range from £14 to £50 GBP per meter (150cm wide)
- We can weave from 150cm to 305cm wide
- Recycled cotton
- Responsibly sourced cotton
- Lamb’s wool
- But also experience with customer’s own yarns such as silk, alpaca, cashmere, nettle, and more
- We can supply loomstate or sustainably laundered (preshrunk) and pressed
- Specialist Finishes
- Flame resistance (FR) and many others are available on request
- Because we’re the actual weaver, we can adjust fabrics so their weights can range between 98 up to 460gsm
- Where is it made?
- We weave at our factory located at 54 Scarva Road, Banbridge, Co. Down, BT32 3QD, Northern Ireland
- We’re fully accredited by the Alliance of European Flax Linen and Hemp. We are Masters of Linen, which means our linen is traceable back to the field.
Cook – Linen Tea Towels and Kitchen
Bespoke Tea Towels also available.
Linen has been shown to be able to resist bacterial growth, is known to be hypoallergenic, it’s stronger when wet, and it doesn’t produce fluff when drying items (glasses, mirrors, etc…). Combine that with it’s environmental footprint, and you get an amazing option for making teatowels – Probably why they have been the go-to choice for most people for centuries!
Not only can we create custom teatowels, aprons, storage covers, waiter’s cloths, and more, but the same fabric can be utilised in many different ways. You can work with us to create a whole range that utilises one design in multiple different ways – maybe changing the weight/density of the fabric or the colour of the design each time. The options are quite literally, endless.
Relax- 100% Linen and Linen Lamb’s wool blankets and throws
Blankets are by far one of the most fun products to design. Structure influences how the blanket acts – the bark blanket gives you that gentle hygge hug, the herringbone throw sits reliably on your bed or sofa. Fibre effects the thermal properties – linen and wool insulates without overheating too much, while 100% linen is light and airy, perfect for days in the sun. And design? It’s a big, loom width piece of fabric. We’ve woven everything from the traditional afghan and farmhouse blankets, to contemporary designs by university lecturers (and students). We can even create blankets using a photograph, weaving the photo in greyscale into the very fabric of the blanket!
Sleep – Linen Bedding
Fitted and Flat sheets at standard UK/EU and US sizes or bespoke sizes (up to 3m wide).
Duvet covers with punch spoke or corded decoration, plain or with damask designs.
Pillowcases with oxford, housewife, bolster and French variations.
Why choose flax linen bedding? It has actually been proven to improve sleep quality, it is hypoallergenic, and regulates moisture and temperature – which is especially useful in hot climates, but is irresistably comfortable in colder climes. All this, and it gets softer with every wash.
Soak – Spa Linens
Treatment Bed Covers
Cushion and Pillow Covers
Off The Shelf or Bespoke
Table Linen – Formal Dining Collection
WHAT IS DAMASK?
Pure Linen Damask is the name given to products that are jacquard woven from pure flax yarns so that subtle patterns are visible even in an all white cloth, woven from all white yarns. Damask fabrics are most extraordinary, as shifting light sources continually reveal new designs to the eye in hide and seek fashion.
WHO BUYS DAMASK?
Thomas Ferguson’s have been weaving table linen for those that appreciate quality – a touch of elegance – for over 160 years in Co Down, Northern Ireland which is in the UK.
CAN IT BE CREATED TO MY SPECIFIC DESIGN?
Yes, you can offer your customer a design based upon their life, an architectural feature or – the view from the window!
CAN I GET A SAMPLE? A swatch of damask or double damask can be sent out (you need only cover postage), but there would be a charge for a napkin or placemat napkin or item would be charged
WHAT ARE YOUR STOCK DESIGNS? Satin Band, Fine Scroll, (Georgian), Chrysanthemum, Colmcille (Celtic knot), Shamrock and many others
WHO CAN I ASK FOR ADVICE AND A QUOTE/PRICES?
WHAT ARE YOUR STANDARD PRODUCTS?
- Cocktail napkins
- Tea napkins
- Dinner napkins
- Table cloths
WHAT COLOURS DO YOUR WEAVE IN?
Oyster, Oatmeal, Thistle, Ocean, Straw, Savoy Pink, Green Apple – there are over 30 different possible colours.
WHAT IS DOUBLE DAMASK
It has a much higher thread count than damask and is woven with finer yarn.
Table Linen – Tablescaping Collection
Tablescaping linen options in geranium.
Left: JE2125 (TF5136-16)
Centre: JE TF8418
Right: JE2107 (TF5422-26)
Tablescaping options in red
Tablescaping options in yellow
Bright and inviting greens.
Left: JE2125WP Pistachio
Upper centre: JE974WP Oasis
Right: JE2788WP Pale apple
Lower centre: TF8418 Pale apple
Earthy olive green options.
Centre: TF8418 Olive
Right: JE2788WP Floro Olive
Organic neutral options.
Left: JE1406WP Paisley Daisy (olive)
Centre: JE8/2 Chambray Fumo (light grey)
Right: JE974WP Minnow
Tablescaping options in tartan green.
Left: JE2417 11 7533 tartan green
Centre: JE2107 11 5422 06 tartan green
Right: JE8/8 Chambray smoke
Tablescaping options in refined blues.
Left: JE2417 11 7533 navy
Right: JE2107 11 5422 06
Tablescaping options in tago (purple)
Left: JE1255WP Dipperty Tago
Centre: JE2788 Floro Tago
Right: JE2107WP Tago
The tablescaping collection can be woven as linen/hemp, and other colours are also available. Get in touch to find out more! These can be ordered as made up products (with custom or standard labels), or as fabric by the metre (MoQ 12m)
Seasonal and Traditional items
Our Christmas Collection is an example of products we can produce around a specific event. Whether it be for a seasonal holiday, a wedding or any other event – corporate or familial – we can help produce a range of items to suit.
Labels, Tapes, Patches and Badges
3PL – 3rd Party Logistics
Integrates with your online shop and provides;
- Warehousing – Storage
- Pick & Pack
- Shipping & Returns
- Stock control