Striped Fabric |For Upholstery
Our striped fabrics include a range of styles from the bold yet simple Candy Stripes to the traditional Deckchair Stripes in a strong and durable canvas and our famed Ticking Stripes. All available with coordinating patterned, plain and checked fabrics from the Ian Mankin collection. Known as the 'Line King', Ian's obsession with the simple stripe is explored through each of our collections and we often look to our archive to develop new colourways in our existing stripes.
What makes a great striped fabric?
A good stripe isn’t only about the colours that work together, it’s also about the negative space between them that creates a quality pattern. In a ticking stripe you have the central coloured broad stripe with a thin stripe either side this gives the illusion of a wider stripe without it being too bold, in a way it feathers the edge of the stripe. At Ian Mankin we create colour woven fabrics, using dyed yarns rather than printed stripes introducing a depth of colour into the fabrics. It creates a softer more tonal stripe which doesn’t give as much strobing (the distorting effect on the eye) as a high contrast, solid printed stripe can give and makes for a very liveable fabric.