Author archive for humphriesweaving

  • 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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  • Feb262020

    Dyeworks Sustainability

    Humphries Weaving continues to make improvements in all aspects of quality and sustainability in its manufacturing processes. One of the areas that has taken much of our focus has been in the dying area. The majority of the yarns dyed and woven at Humphries Weaving are natural fibres. Silk, cottons and wools are the yarns most often utilized and being 100% biodegradable, are ultimately some of the most sustainable fibres to dye and weave.

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  • Jan312020
    woven fabric design

    125 years of the National Trust; Heritage Fabrics

    The National Trust is an independent charity working to preserve places of historic interest or natural beauty within England, Wales & Northern Ireland.
    The Trust own over 500 heritage properties, which includes historic houses & gardens, industrial monuments and social history sites, throughout which they focus on the environmental and heritage conservation.

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  • 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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