A good ticking fabric 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. Ian Mankin ticking fabrics are made for a variety of uses including curtains, blinds, upholstery and soft furnishings.
Why choose an Ian Mankin Ticking Fabric?
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.
If you take a close look at an Ian Mankin ticking stripe you will see that the herringbone in each of the stripes is centralised. This process demands a lot of care and attention from the weavers and can have a subtle effect on the aesthetic of the stripe as the weave adds a dimension to the overall pattern. The structure and density of the herringbone weave also gives the ticking fabric its durability and makes it highly practical in upholstery.
You can order ticking fabric swatches online to help you discover what are your absolute favourites. If you’d like some help on how to integrate these beautifully draping fabrics into your home and require some further inspiration, then find your nearest trusted Ian Mankin designer or maker using our ‘Find a Stockist’ tool.