Anni Albers at the Tate ModernRead more
The weaving world is a close community and it was abound with anticipation for the Anni Albers exhibition at the Tate Modern. A retrospective of one of the best known textile artists, it also successfully involved modern practitioners and weaving contemporaries to recreate, re-imagine and reinvent.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the Brighton Pavilion SaloonRead more
On Wednesday 3rd October 2018 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Brighton Pavilion as part of their tour of Sussex, where they took in the newly restored Saloon. You can also listen to David Beevers, Keeper of the Royal Pavilion (pictured right) explain the importance of the restoration in our film; ‘The Quest For His Majesty’s Silk’.
Brighton Pavilion Saloon RestorationRead more
Built for George IV when he was Prince of Wales, the Royal Pavilion in Brighton is one of the most extravagant buildings of its age. This weekend celebrates the grand re-opening of the Saloon, following conservation and restoration work started in 2002 and costing in the region of £390,000. The room is now faithfully restored to its 1823 glory.
Chippendale 300Read more
2018 marks 300 years since the birth of Thomas Chippendale, he became a cabinet-maker in London, designing furniture in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. His legacy and talent is on display at many of our great houses and museums, a number of which are holding their own ‘Chippendale 300’ celebrations of this special tercentenary.
Royal Wedding; Green Drawing Room fabricRead more
Humphries Weaving were commissioned to weave a deep green, pure silk damask (woven wide width) for the Green Drawing Room fabric restoration which used the ‘George and Mary Damask’ design. The fabric can be seen in wall panels and on the furniture suite, it was also used in the restoration of the window drapes. Twenty-six years on the damask still provides a warmth and richness to this much used and photographed room.
Transport FabricsRead more
When thinking of transport fabrics, you probably associate Humphries Weaving with providing fine silk interiors for Royal carriages and vintage Rolls Royce’s, which is a natural follow on from our historic interior restorations. However, it may surprise you to read that Humphries Weaving can also provide a solution for more contemporary transport restorations.
Humphries Weaving film launchedRead more
We are thrilled to launch our new Humphries Weaving film and hope you enjoy this glimpse into the work that…
Hatfield & Pannier: Silk: from Spitafields to SudburyRead more
Read about the history behind the Pannier and Hatfiled Damasks, currently on display at Grainsboroughs’ House, Sudbury
The Great Beds of Humphries – Part ThreeRead more
In this third installment we will be looking at some Royal beds, including the travelling bed of King George II
Kedleston Hall – Championing a 30 year restorationRead more
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.