Author archive for Melissa Davies

  • Jul192017
    The Pannier damask in The Blue Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace

    Hatfield & Pannier: Silk: from Spitafields to Sudbury

    Read about the history behind the Pannier and Hatfiled Damasks, currently on display at Grainsboroughs’ House, Sudbury

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  • Jun132017
    Lincoln Cathedral

    Lincoln Cathedral – Heritage Skills festival

    Richard Humphries will be representing the Humphries Weaving Company at Lincoln Cathedral on the 23/24th June 2017 alongside The Worshipful Company of Weavers.

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  • Apr042017
    Image of Richard Humphries MBE FRSA

    Richard Humphries talk at the V&A

    Richard Humphries will be giving a talk at the Victoria & Albert Museum on the 29th June at the course ‘Textiles: Ancient to Modern’

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  • Apr032017
    Chatsworth House, The Library, Pure Silk Tissue Ref 2256

    House Style: Five centuries of fashion at Chatsworth

    The exhibition celebrates the fashion and style of Chatsworth’s residents over five centuries. From coronation gowns to All Star Converse trainers, the house is bursting with personality alongside showcasing some of the finest tailoring millinery and jewellery making.

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  • Mar292017
    Kedleston Hall, State Bedchamber, Ref 2075

    Kedleston Hall – Championing a 30 year restoration

    This spring sees the 30 year restoration of The State Apartments at Kedleston Hall come to a close. Beginning in 1987, the series of Robert Adam rooms have undergone an 18th century make over taking three decades to complete.

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  • Mar152017
    Osborne & Little

    London Design Week 2017

    London Design Week is an opportunity for designers and showrooms to swing open their doors and showcase their newest and most exciting collections.

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  • Mar062017
    Robert Adam portrait

    Robert Adam at Sir John Soane’s Museum

    In 1833, Sir John Soane became the proud owner of the 8,000 strong collection of Robert Adam drawings and documents sold by Adams niece upon his death. A fragment of the collection is currently on display at the Sir John Soanes Museum

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  • Feb222017
    Detail of The Jesse Cope 1310-25 – Photo Credit: Victoria & Albert Museum

    The Treasures of Opus Anglicanum

    Opus Anglicanum is the Latin phrase for ‘English Work’, used to describe the luxurious embroideries of silk, gold and silver; the most prized art forms in medieval Europe. This exhibition at the V&A showcases some of the oldest and most treasured embroideries.

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  • Feb062017
    Examples of the processes involved in British Craftsmanship.

    The Georgian Group Splendour Exhibition

    The Georgian Group has opened its doors of 6 Fitzroy Square, London to celebrate 80 years of conservation work by the charity.

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  • Nov142016
    Thomas Chippendale Chairs, taken from the first edition of The Director.

    Thomas Chippendale – The Furniture Trend Setter

    Thomas Chippendale was a British cabinet and furniture designer of the mid-18th Century. His styles are best classed as being English Rococo and Gothic Chinese. There have been many re works of Chippendale furniture over the centuries as it was, and still is, one of the leading styles in historic furniture.

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