Why do I need fabric samples

When it comes to selecting your fabric or wallpaper you can study them online but nothing beats seeing and feeling the material first hand. No computer screen can accurately render fabric colour, sheen or texture. Nor is it a substitute for feeling the warmth of wool or the luxurious texture of velvet.

You should come into our showroom to experience materials for yourself. To help you make sure that a fabric or paper is perfect for your home we can also provide sample cuttings. These you can view under the natural and artificial lighting in your own home. And you can check the colour coordination with the rest of your décor.

We’ll happily supply samples for you. These are delivered by post and usually take several days to arrive. If you ask for more than one brand the samples will arrive separately. Unfortunately, the cost of providing samples has risen considerably recently. Postage rates continue to rise and many manufacturers now charge for the sample cuttings they supply. For that reason, we regrettably can no longer send free samples outside the UK.

Despite that we’ll continue to provide samples free of charge in the UK because we believe that choosing the right material is so important. We hope you’ll continue to appreciate the service and in return we’d welcome feedback and a ‘Like’ via our Facebook page. Why not take a photo of your samples in situ and post the picture on our Facebook page with your thoughts on its suitability?

If you need samples quickly, the fastest way is to order samples online directly from the manufacturer’s official websites – many of the top brands such as Designers Guild, Romo, Zoffany, Harlequin and Sanderson offer this facility.

What is a stock cutting?

Samples are intended to be a good representation of a particular product. But they may be cut from any production batch. If you need to match material with maximum accuracy then you need a stock cutting. This is a sample cut specially for you from live stock in the warehouse. Stock cuttings can only be provided if you reserve fabric so that it doesn’t run out whilst you are approving the stock cutting.

Ordering Samples

Please use the form below to request your samples.  Once the samples have helped you select the material you like best, we’d really appreciate it if you come back to us to order your fabric or wallpaper. (Regretably due increasing costs we can only post samples within the UK).


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Please make sure that you have supplied accurate information about the fabrics and your postal address so that we can get your samples to you as quickly as possible. When you submit your request you will receive an immediate e-mail acknowledgement.