Author archive for Natalie Jones

  • Mar152018

    Humphries Weaving launch new film

    At Humphries Weaving we offer our clients specialist knowledge, expertise and imagination to provide custom woven Jacquard fabrics for their…

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  • Jan102018
    HRH The Princess Royal viewing the looms

    HRH The Princess Royal visits Humphries Weaving at Sudbury Silk Mills

    On Tuesday 19th December 2017 Humphries Weaving were delighted to join neighbouring companies at the Sudbury Silk Mills site in welcoming HRH The Princess Royal, President of the UK Fashion and Textiles Association.

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  • Jun222017
    A women’s brocaded shoe and a 1760’s dress silk panel

    Gainsborough’s House – Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury’

    The history of the silk industry is being explored in the current display at Gainsborough’s House; ‘Silk: From Spitalfield’s to Sudbury’ (17 June – 8 October 2017).

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  • Sep192016
    Arkesdon Tissue from Audley End House

    Decorex International and Syon House; a conversation of taste

    The grounds include Syon House, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, which boasts a suite of rooms designed by renowned 18th Century architect Robert Adam (1728-1792). Adam became synonymous with the taste, style and Palladian elegance of the 18th Century fashion

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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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  • Nov172015

    Christchurch Mansion

    In 1547 Edmund Withypoll began building Christchurch mansion as it stands. The estate passed through marriage and inheritance into the hands of the Devereaux’s before being purchased in 1735 by Claude Fonnereau, a wealthy London Merchant of Huguenot decent.

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