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A distinguished British fabric manufacturer of custom Jacquard designs

Expertise and imagination drives every individual project

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Custom Fabric Design

Humphries Weaving is a renowned British fabric manufacturer that has earnt an international reputation for designing and weaving fine furnishings. We have a back catalogue of nearly 50 years of client projects spanning historical restorations and the high end decorator market. We combine historical expertise and academic research with evolving weaving techniques to produce impeccable fabric design.

We pride ourselves on having the imagination to deliver a client’s vision; our patience, knowledge and expertise of colour, design and woven construction guides us to create accurate historic reproductions and innovative contemporary textiles.

About Us

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      Our People

      Our exceptional team of designers are trained, precise and practical. Working under the established leadership of Richard Humphries, we create sumptuous textures with inspired designs for the most discerning of clients.

      Fabric Types

      We create plain, striped and figured fabrics in stock shades and custom colours of silk, cotton and mixed fibres. With an understanding of woven cloth and its applications that has spanned centuries, we undertake the design and construction of the most outstanding historical and contemporary fabrics.

       

      Our Services

      Our services not only include the creative and technical aspects of woven design development but also encompass advice and support to each client in relation to the research of textiles and colour, throughout their individual project.

       

      Latest News

      • Jul312020
        The old and new damask on the 17th Century Metropolitan Bed, woven 300 years apart on the same tester.

        Historic Textiles for the MET

        The highly influential and venerable institution of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York celebrates its 150th year anniversary this year. We take a look at some of the projects we have collaborated on since Humphries inception in 1972.

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      • Jun052020
        Textile Fibres

        Textile Fibres

        We use our knowledge of textile fibres to design and to create fabrics balancing a multitude of characteristics, considering, include lustre, weight, texture and performance.

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      • May062020
        Half Silk Damasks – wool weft woven on a mixture of custom and stock silk warps by Humphries Weaving

        Half Silks

        In England half Silk Damasks reached the peak of their popularity in the early to mid-18th. Humphries are still weaving today many half silks such as Camlets, Bombazines, Taborets and Damasks.

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      • Apr302020
        fabric for scrubs

        Fabric for scrubs

        We were pleased to be invited to contribute to an endeavour set up by our neighbours at Sudbury Silk Mills, where a team is sewing fabric for scrubs.

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      • Apr012020
        Bruce working remotely

        Working Remotely at Humphries Weaving

        Humphries Weaving has the pleasure of working on many worldwide projects, where we don’t always meet face to face or operate in the same timezone. This means we have plenty of experience advising and supporting our customers working remotely.

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      • Mar112020
        Humphries Blue Silk Damask

        The Conservation of Auckland Castle

        With our Auckland Castle fabrics the interiors have been re imagined at different periods in the castles history for visitors to follow in the footsteps of the Bishops that lived there.

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