Archive for May, 2016

  • May312016
    A model showing the hierarchy of at Ham House. The darker shades signifying greater importance.

    The Hierarchy of Ham House

    Ham House, just like any other grand house of its time was home to many people, from servant to owner. However, not all areas were accessible to all inhabitants. For example, the Scullery Maid wouldn’t dare set foot in the upstairs of the house. Here we will explore the heirarchy within the house.

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  • May242016
    Richard Humphries BBC Radio Suffolk

    Richard Humphries on BBC Radio Suffolk

    On Monday 23rd May 2016 Richard joined BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Lesley Dolphin as her sofa guest to reflect on his 50 years in Textile Design and upcoming role as The Upper Bailiff of the Worshipful Company of Weavers.

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  • May232016
    Crimson Interior of the Gold State Carriage

    Richard Humphries, 50 Years In Textiles

    In 1966 Richard J Humphries was first employed as a design apprentice at Warner & Sons Ltd at New Mill, Braintree. It was to be a life-long career path of textile design and a passion to create the most complex and luxurious fabrics possible.

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  • May022016

    The secrets of the dolls house in textile research

    When reproducing historic textiles sometimes we are lucky enough to have the original textile remaining on the walls or the furniture. Even if worn and faded we can often recognise the design and analyse the structure. We will hunt behind hems and seams and under upholstery nails for the tiniest piece of protected original colour. On more than one occassion the dolls house in the nursery has held the key.

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