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.
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.