A suede look-alike fabric that is extremely useful for outdoor furnishings, boats, children’s areas–anywhere where cleaning and water damage is a problem. The microfibre used in manufacture is both soft and easy to maintain, it’s stain-proof, machine-washable and dry-cleanable and comes in a huge range of colours, usually backed with a stabilising canvas. If you want to remove the canvas (to make the fabric more pliable) just lift it at one corner and it will easily peel off.

I’ve used it to cover mirror frames, chair seats and kitchen cupboard doors, to line drawers and cupboards as well as to make curtains, blinds, screens and for obvious outdoor uses.

pic- Clifton – alcantara

pic – IMG 59 – KH4 dining room 5

AF3 – chair seat and back

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