Black wool serge is one of our best-selling fabrics and the industry’s first choice for stage and theatre curtains. But what is it and why is it such a great option?

What is Wool Serge?

Serg is a type of twill fabric that has diagonal lines or ridges on both sides, made with a two-up, two-down weave.

Wool Serge Characteristics

Wool Serge is a heavy and dense fabric. The double-sided material has great acoustic properties, which makes it a great choice for stage theatrical drapes, borders, legs and skirting.

The fabric also has strong flame-retardant properties which gives peace of mind and helps to meet industry regulations.

Wool Serge is our biggest range of staging fabric we stock and is also the most popular with our customers. Whilst black wool serge is most commonly ordered, we have it available in three different styles and an impressive 27 colours; from bold classy Oxford blue and burgundy to subtle creams and grey neutrals. Not forgetting the Chromaky Green, perfect for television and photographic studios.

Black Wool Serge fabric is ideal if you’re looking for a fabric that dampens sound or adjusts the acoustic properties of a venue. As Wool Serge is heavier and denser than other fabrics, it also prevents a minimal amount of light creeping through the sides, top and bottom of the drape. This presents you with a seamless blackout stage solution for theatres, touring shows, dressing rooms, theatres school halls and more.

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Wool Serge Benefits:

• Flame retardant
• Great for black out effect
• Heavyweight structure prevents light
• Ideal for sound venues
• Large selection of colours to choose from


We have been manufacturing and providing staging fabric solutions for over 20 years. Our experts will help you through the process from concept to measurement, delivery and install. Offering a fully bespoke experience, suited to your needs.

If you have any queries or questions about using Wool Serge in your next projects, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our friendly team.

Looking for a Specialist?

We are always happy to assist you with your enquiry. We take pride in helping and supporting our clients. Please don’t hesitate to call us at 01274 576718, visit our contact page or email us with any questions.

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