About Lingards


Lingard Fabrics is a family run business that was initially established in Braintree as  Lingards in the 1960’s and traded in the High Street opposite Townrose. Since opening in Rayne Road, Braintree in 2014 we have expanded our range to include, Blinds, Curtains, Fabrics, Haberdashery, Knitting, Crochet, Sewing and many other specialist Bridal and Dress fabrics.


Our small team are all experienced in the Fabric Trade and sewing and work really hard to provide a personal service. We aim to educate and inspire our customers about our products and soft furnishing services. Our products and services include:  fabrics for curtains, blinds, dresses, haberdashery, upholstery, classes, sewing machines, sewing machine service  and other soft furnishing applications.


We have our own workroom and curtain fitters who are able to offer quality custom made soft furnishings at competitive prices including curtains, blinds, curtain fitting and upholstery. We can guide you through the design, making and installation process. We established our curtain making workroom in the early 1980’s and our curtain and soft furnishing making and alteration service is now becoming recognized as one of the best in the UK for quality. Our Curtain Design Centre is a registered national member of The Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers. They are approved for bespoke Upholstery, Curtains, Blinds, Curtain Poles, Rails, Tracks supply, Rail Fitters and Soft Furnishings.


We offer the latest designs in fabrics from Sanderson, Jane Churchill, GP & J Baker, Niche, Romo, Blendworth, Villa Nova, Casadeco, James Brindley, Swaffer, James Hare, Designers Guild, Colefax and Fowler, Harlequin, Scion, Lorca, Jim Dickens, Osborne and Little, Nina Campbell, Scutt and Coles, James Brindley, Linwood, Casamance, Camengo,  to other well-known High Street names such as Clarke and Clarke, Prestigious and Voyage.


With a highly experienced team of assistants, Braintree Fabrics carry a comprehensive range of dress fabrics, dance fabrics, keystone blue screen fabrics, craft fabrics and quilting fabrics. We stock haberdashery and accessories including lace, trims, ribbon, zips, buttons, felt, velcro, fabric dye, thread, bunting tapes, leather, foam, cushion pads to table protector, PVC coated fabrics, dylon and dressmaking accessories and has a vast choice of curtain poles, rails and tracks for your curtain requirements.


We offer regular sewing classes and craft courses of every kind, so you can work with the professionals and become expert in transforming your project into reality. We offer sewing classes and tutorials for all abilities.


We stock regular lines such as poly-cotton, dress net and curtain lining as well as fashion and dance fabrics.  Dress, Knitting and Crochet patterns include Butternick, Simplicity, New Look , King Cole and DMC.


New product sourcing is given a priority, to make our shop interesting, fashionable and full of products you need, plus some of those you just have to have! Time is dedicated to keep our product range fresh and exciting, so there is always a reason to keep coming back.

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