img_6383What is frieze upholstery fabric? This subject comes up on the blog now and then. It’s a very desirable vintage upholstery fabric that was used widely back in the day. One example, from my hoard, is shown above. Frieze is a tightly-looped upholstery — probably a man-made fiber — has a plastic-like feel — will likely leave a pattern in your face if you sleep on it (!) — may be looped into a design, or not — generally has a sheen — rough to the touch — but durable as all heck.

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Above: Vintage sofas covered in frieze upholstery, contributed to the blog over the years.

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img_6393Above: Another example from my hoard. I have quite a few yards of this. No design, per se. Just neverending gobstopper frieze.

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  1. Allan Gribbin says:

    I have an old sectional in orange frieze. I would love to get it reupholstered but cannot find large amounts of Frieze in any colour. Any Suggestions?

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