Herringbone fabrics are a type of chevron weave traditionally made from wool. While there are similarities with Chevron Fabric there are of course differences. Herringbone derives its name from the appearance of the weave and the skeleton of a herring fish. It is distinguished from a plain chevron by the break at reversal, which makes it resemble a broken zigzag. The design is made by reversing the direction of the trill weave at regular intervals to create the diagonal lines in reverse directions. A herringbone fabric is normally found as a weave in one, or two-tone colours, chevron fabric designs come in a multitude of colours and finishes these days. Herringbone is usually wool or tweed which is why there are many herringbone upholstery fabrics in the marketplace, though that is not to say herringbone curtain fabric is not an option for custom curtains and blinds. It is just that the fabric is potentially a thicker and heavier option for made to measure curtains and blinds but this can work, and be preferred, in some cases especially for large windows or cool environments where warmth and insulation is needed. Browse online our ranges that has seen an upsurge in recent years being used in home décor and interior design schemes for either curtains or upholstery.