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A Guide To: Ticking

Ticking is one of the most commonly used fabrics for the stage. A traditional material that has been around for years, it is used in a wide range of projects, and it is one of our most popular fabrics.

Here’s a guide to ticking so you can find out more about it and decide whether it’s a suitable choice for your production.

A Traditional and Versatile Fabric

Ticking, which you can find in our store here, is a traditional fabric that is often used to add a contemporary feel to your theatrical performance.

Ticking is made from 100% cotton, but it can also be made from a cotton and polyester mix. It is a tight weave fabric, and this makes it very versatile. Because it is tightly woven, it is durable and also easy to work with.

One of the most common uses for ticking is in stage sets, where it is put to many uses. It is also a popular choice for making stage props.

Appearance of Ticking

Ticking is very easy to recognise because of its classic striped design. This gives it an elegant appearance that makes it the perfect choice for a range of projects, from school productions to sell-out rock concerts.

It comes in various colour options. The classic version is black and white stripes, but it is also available in navy, red, green and grey, as well as other options.

What Is Ticking Used For?

Ticking was commonly used to cover mattresses and pillows. The reason for this is that ticking is such a tightly woven fabric that it prevents the ends of the feathers from sticking out through the covers and making them uncomfortable for users.

Over time, it has become a popular choice for a wide range of uses rather than just pillows and mattresses. Because it is so hard wearing, it is often used in deck chairs, upholstery, blinds sofa covers and headboards as well as in theatrical productions.

Use Ticking for Your Project

Ticking is one of our most popular fabrics for the stage, and it has so many uses. It is durable, strong and aesthetically pleasing, making it a great option for many projects.

Talk to us about ticking, and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have so you can find out whether it’s right for your project, contact us today.