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Patterns in Popular Culture

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Have you ever wondered why gingham conjures images of cute farmer’s guilds, or why just a Ô¨Çicker of tartan has you humming God Save the Queen? We know, pattern history isdifficult to unpack. But, once you know it, you won’t be short of water cooler conversation.

Take a deep dive into some of the world’s most popular fabric patterns with Plumbs, the furniture reupholstery experts, below.


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Looking for more pattern inspiration? You’ll find more than 800 fabrics in the Plumbs collection.

Within this collection, you’re free to choose from the most iconic patterns (like stripes and checks), as well as perennial favourites like florals, and leaf patterns. Even semi-plain fabrics have sophisticated prints which instantly liven up old sofas, footstools and curtains.

For a look at all the Plumbs fabrics, and to see which reupholstery service would best suits your needs, get in touch with a member of the Plumbs team today.

Image credits:

  • Bardot – (Michel Bernanau)
  • Channel – (may be fair use?)
  • Presley – (May be fair use or MGM)
  • Marilyn – (Bert Parry)
  • Prince –

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