Drinara is an upholstery fabric in 100% cotton,

Drinara fabric on the loom.

Furnishing Fabrics

Furnishing fabrics have been woven at S Dawes Weaving Ltd for many years, and continue to be the mainstay of our operations at Greenhill Mill. During the past 10 years however, the company has channelled its operations towards more high end, complex, jacquard designs, and we are now established as one of the very best jacquard weavers of high quality, wool, chenille, linen and cotton fabrics in the UK.

We have recently invested in the latest state-of-the art weave CAD system from Nedgraphics. This will assist us with the fabric production utilising some of the latest time saving features in fabric design and creation. We will also be able to simulate fabrics in different yarn counts and colours prior to weaving.

Alongside our fabric production, we can now offer (trade only) throws in both lambswool and 100% cotton as a finished product. Please contact us for more details / MOQ.


We are currently using the following yarns in various yarn counts for both warp and weft ….

  • Indian Combed Cotton
  •  Egyptian Combed Cotton
  •  Organic Combed Cotton
  •  Peruvian Pima Long Staple Combed Gassed Mercerised Cotton
  •  Egyptian Combed Gassed Mercerised Cotton
  •  Sea Island Combed long staple hand picked cotton
  •  Organic Cotton/Linen blended yarn
  •  Ice Cotton Combed
  •  100% Hemp
  •  Alpaca
  •  Organic Linen
  •  Camel
  •  Baby Camel
  •  Silk – various types
  •  Mohair
  • Kid Mohair
  •  Australian Wool
  •  Merino Wool
  •  Cashmere
  •  Bamboo
  •  Lambs wool

We weave with numerous blends of the above yarns. We expect Fair trade Combed Cotton and BCI Combed Organic Cotton to be available later in 2015.

Our Design Team has been commissioned to design directly for some of the leading suppliers and furniture manufactures in the UK, the fabrics woven at  S Dawes Weaving can now be seen in all well known high street retailers in the UK,  as well as many of the designer showrooms in London and around the world. However the bulk of our furnishing fabrics including: plain, jacquard and dobby fabrics are designed and produced for a select number of UK wholesale distributors who export worldwide to supply fabrics for upholstery, curtains and furnishing applications.