Fabrics

  • 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

    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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  • Oct022019

    Georgian Group Award Winners

    The Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2019 winners announced; Georgian Distinction 

    “The Georgian Group’s 2019 Architectural Awards, sponsored by Savills, attracted an outstandingly strong entry. The following winners were chosen by a panel of judges, chaired by Country Life’s Architectural Editor, John Goodall”.

    We were thrilled that not one but two of the award winners are restorations that include Humphries Weaving fabric. 

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  • Sep272019
    Viscose fabrics with colour tabs

    Introducing our fine viscose yarn

    In recent years Humphries Weaving have seen a demand for fabrics that have the look and feel of silk, but with an increased abrasion performance. We have been exploring solutions that meet both requirements and have spent a long time testing different yarn compositions and weights within our popular historic and decorator qualities. We are now carrying out sampling for regular customers and seeing an increase in the popularity of using fine viscose yarn.

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  • Sep122019

    Sudbury Silk Stories

    Sudbury Silk Stories is allowing people a glimpse inside the world of Sudbury silk. Exploring the history and changes that have taken place in the industry to ensuring it continues to hold its position creating some of the finest silk produced in Europe, sought after by royal palaces, top fashion houses and luxury hotels.

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  • Sep102019
    Humphries Weaving Sudbury Silk Festival

    Hundreds flock to Sudbury Silk Festival

    A celebration of silk weaving in Sudbury Suffolk
    Similar numbers attended the main exhibition space at St Peters Church, where Humphries Weaving had a selection of Silks on display, with Bruce and Natalie answering questions throughout the day. Other exhibitors all the Sudbury Silk Mills; David Walters, Stephen Walters, Gainsborough and Vanners, which employ more than 300 people in the town and import more than 110 tonnes of Chinese silk thread to Sudbury each year.

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  • Sep042019
    Transport on the River Stour in the 19th Century

    Sudbury Silk Tales- How silk came to Sudbury

    The Suffolk town of Sudbury, bordering the Essex County, has a weaving tradition dating back centuries. Humphries Weaving is a relative new comer to Sudbury starting in 1972 after the closure of Warner & Sons New Mills at Braintree, Essex.

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  • Aug022019
    Sudbury Silk Festival

    Sudbury Silk Festival

    A celebration of silk weaving in Sudbury Suffolk
    Discover the long tradition of silk weaving in the town that stretches back to the 1780’s. Records show that by 1844 there were four silk manufacturers and 600 silk looms and it is still a thriving industry today with four working silk mills; including Humphries Weaving.

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