Fabrics

  • 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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  • Jul082019
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    Royal Christening; Green Drawing Room Windsor Castle

    The Green Drawing Room Windsor Castle, decorated in Humphries Weaving Silk, was chosen for the official photographs of the Christening of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

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  • Mar292019
    East Anglian Daily Times Silk

    Humphries Weaving featured in the East Anglian Daily Times

    Humphries Weaving featured in March 19th 2019 issue of the East Anglian Daily Times “Silk fit for a prince”.
    Local press is particularly exciting for our mill as the pride in our work can be shared with friends and families.

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  • Mar062019
    Country Life Brighton Pavilion

    “Fit for an English Sun King”

    His Majesty’s Geranium & gold colour silk researched, redrawn & rewoven by Humphries Weaving for the Brighton Pavilion Saloon silk curtains & wall hangings.

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  • Dec062018
    Anni Albers Black White Yellow 1926

    Anni Albers at the Tate Modern

    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.

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  • Oct032018
    Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit Brighton Pavilion Saloon

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visit the Brighton Pavilion Saloon

    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’.

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  • Sep062018
    Brighton Pavilion Curtain

    Brighton Pavilion Saloon Restoration

    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.

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