A Distinguished British Manufacturer Of Custom Jacquard Fabrics

Expertise and imagination drives every individual project

Custom Fabric Design

Humphries Weaving is a British fabric manufacturer and has earnt an international reputation for designing and weaving fine furnishings. We have a back catalogue of over 40 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

      • Nov192019
        Auckalnd Castle Curtains Annabel Westman © Financial Times

        Auckland Castle Fabrics

        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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      • Oct232019

        Visit us at the Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event 2019

        The Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event 2019 (HBPGE) is held on Tuesday 12th November 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE. The event is open from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm and we look forward to welcoming visitors to stand F48 alongside our colleagues Heritage Trimmings.

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      • Oct022019

        Georgian Group Award Winners

        The Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2019 winners announced; Georgian Distinction 

        “The Georgian Group’s 2019 Architectural Awards, sponsored by Savills, attracted an outstandingly strong entry. The following winners were chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by Country Life’s Architectural Editor, John Goodall”.

        We were thrilled that not one but two of the award winners are restorations that include Humphries Weaving fabric. 

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      • Sep272019
        Viscose fabrics with colour tabs

        Introducing our fine viscose yarn

        In recent years Humphries Weaving have seen a demand for fabrics that have the look and feel of silk, but with an increased abrasion performance. We have been exploring solutions that meet both requirements and have spent a long time testing different yarn compositions and weights within our popular historic and decorator qualities. We are now carrying out sampling for regular customers and seeing an increase in the popularity of using fine viscose yarn.

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      • Sep122019

        Sudbury Silk Stories

        Sudbury Silk Stories is allowing people a glimpse inside the world of Sudbury silk. Exploring the history and changes that have taken place in the industry to ensuring it continues to hold its position creating some of the finest silk produced in Europe, sought after by royal palaces, top fashion houses and luxury hotels.

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      • Sep102019
        Humphries Weaving Sudbury Silk Festival

        Hundreds flock to Sudbury Silk Festival

        A celebration of silk weaving in Sudbury Suffolk
        Similar numbers attended the main exhibition space at St Peters Church, where Humphries Weaving had a selection of Silks on display, with Bruce and Natalie answering questions throughout the day. Other exhibitors all the Sudbury Silk Mills; David Walters, Stephen Walters, Gainsborough and Vanners, which employ more than 300 people in the town and import more than 110 tonnes of Chinese silk thread to Sudbury each year.

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