Humphries Weaving are often asked to contribute to local and national TV programmes. Below is a gallery of Humphries Weaving video and radio features dating back to 1976.
Brand Video; Humphries Weaving Video (2018)
This video features a behind the scenes insight into the modern weaving set up at Humphries. We explore our processes and methods to approaching historic restoration and you can also see examples of our luxurious fabrics.
Project Video; Brighton Pavilion Saloon (2018)
Explore the fascinating story behind the restoration of The Saloon at Brighton Pavilion.
Read more about the Brighton Pavilion restoration.
Video; Sudbury Silk Stories (2019)
Sudbury Silk Stories is bringing heritage to life to demonstrate just how silk is shaping Sudbury today. The project began in January 2019 and is allowing people a glimpse inside the world of Sudbury silk.
Video Interview; Richard Humphries MBE, Sudbury Silk Stories (2019)
Richard has over 50 years’ experience in the Silk industry, setting up Humphries Weaving at the age of just 20. Following his bid to restore old Jacquard looms and equipment to reweave sumptuous silk fabrics he was awarded an MBE for services to the Textile Industry in 1985. In 2016/17 Richard had the honour of serving as the 883rd Upper Bailiff of the Worshipful Company of Weavers, London’s first recorded and oldest City Livery.
Video Interview; Brian Underwood, Sudbury Silk Stories (2019)
Brian was the Humphries Weaving colourist from 1990 to 2004.
He said “Knowing the colours I produced were woven into fabrics that were used for the Royal Family and shown all over the world was very satisfying.”
Video Interview; Natalie Jones, Sudbury Silk Stories (2019)
Natalie joined Humphries Weaving with seven years commercial sales experience, and an Honours Degree in Textile Design from one of the world’s leading colleges of art, London’s Central St Martins. As well as managing the business, she also retains client accounts completing over 40 historic restoration projects during her time in Sudbury.
Video; Salvage Hunters Classic Cars (2020)
Back in the summer of 2019, Humphries Weaving were contacted by Curve Media, the production company responsible for the filming of Quest series “Salvage Hunters Classic Cars”. Their requirement was to source a fabric for the interior of a 1970’s Lancia Monte Carlo. The Humphries Weaving team welcomed programme host Drew Pritchard to the mill to explain the process of analysing and weaving reproduction fabric. With permission you can see a clip of the show below and look out for regular repeats on the Quest channel.
TV Interview; “Small Silk Weaving Factory” (1976)
World famous textile manufacturers Warner & Sons closed their factory at New Mills in Braintree, Essex in 1971 making many weavers redundant. One of those weavers decided to acquire the equipment and set up a new silk weaving factory in Castle Hedingham. Anglia TV reporter Peter Barsby visits the factory and speaks to new proprietor Richard Humphries about his decision to continue the tradition of producing the world’s top furnishing silks.
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Radio Interview; Richard Humphries MBE (1979)
At the time of the interview Humphries Weaving Company was based in Castle Hedingham. Richard talks through the step by step process of reproducing specialist fabric. Richard also discusses a Huguenot tradition. Click the image on the right to listen.