Burnley Ticking ‘Black / White’

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Ticking is a humble and dependable cloth, useful throughout the home in any number of places. A pattern, without making a statement; its surely impossible to tire of a simple stripe! Our Burnley Ticking is a true classic, and sits harmoniously alongside both plains and more elaborate patterned textiles.

Our Burnley Ticking is a medium weight cloth, and the definition of versatile. Tightly woven from the best quality exceptionally fine yarns, its surface is pleasingly tight and smooth, yet has just the hint of a ‘nap’ making it beautifully soft to touch. Highly suitable for upholstery and loose covers due to its strong rub count result of 35,000 on either side, its also a great choice for curtains, blinds and fabric walling, as well as all types of interior accessories such as lampshades, cushions, napkins and table cloths.

The front face has strongly contrasting black and white stripes. If the effect of this is too bold and you want a softer look consider using the reverse side which has broken black stripes, so is much gentler on the eye. 

The term ticking comes from the latin word theca, meaning a cover or case of cotton or linen, and at one time was also known as bed stout or bed tick. Ticking fabrics were originally woven for covering mattresses, but are now popular as an untiring classic look used throughout the home, indifferent to the continual changing tides of fashion in patterned fabrics.

Proudly woven in Lancashire, England


  • Name: Burnley Ticking
  • Range: Stripes
  • Colour: Black / White
  • Composition: 100% cotton
  • Total fabric width: 149cm
  • Useable fabric width: 142cm
  • Repeat size: 1.7cm
  • Rub count face side: 35,000
  • Rub count reverse side: 35,000
  • Fire retardency: Complies with Cigarette Test (BS 5852, Part 1:1979, Source 0)
  • Minimum order: 1 metre for retail customers, 2 metres for trade customers
  • Available in increments of: 10cm
  • Price: £160 per metre, including UK VAT

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