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Welcome to the Humphries Weaving news page; here we feature press articles, interesting insights into completed projects and news from the Mill.

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  • Dec152015

    Trainee Sales and Design Assistant

    This vacancy has now closed for applications. About the Humphries Weaving Company Ltd. We are looking to recruit a Trainee…

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  • Dec142015
    Weaving Shuttles

    The Flying Shuttle

    For many the word shuttle is more likely to be a way of transport, or even a space age vessel, as its action so accurately describes the repetitive toing and froing along a pre-planned route. Yet the flying shuttle is a world class invention, being created by a humble weaver in the rural Essex village of Coggashall in 1733

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  • Nov302015

    The Fabric of India

    As designers we are constantly seeking inspiration from a vast array of mediums, sometimes even subconsciously. The Victoria and Albert Museum are known for their fantastic exhibitions and we are always pleased when the focus is on fabric.

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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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  • Nov092015
    Custom designed Silk and Lurex photographic Jacquard for artist Lucy Orta.

    Photographic Jacquard Fabric

    At Humphries Weaving we are regularly approached by artists and designers to take their ideas and produce a custom woven Jacquard fabric.

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  • Oct272015

    The Power Loom

    The Remarkable thing about Cartwright was that he was neither an engineer or carpenter but a clergyman, who did nothing with his inventive genius until he was over forty years of age.

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  • Oct052015
    Norwich Wool Stuff Cottage Loom

    Norwich Wool Stuff

    Stuff became a general term for all sorts of woven textiles that incorporated wool or worsted into the structure, combining with other fibres such as linen, mohair or silk.

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  • Sep282015
    Historic Houses Association 2015

    Historic Houses Association 2015

    Humphries Weaving are pleased to be exhibiting, alongside Heritage Trimmings, at the Historic Houses Association annual Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event 2015.

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  • Sep162015
    Making it in Textiles

    Making It In Textiles

    After the success of last years inaugural event, Richard Humphries will again be speaking at the Making it in Textiles conference 2015.

    Organised by the Clothworkers’ Company, the Worshipful Company of Weavers and the Campaign for Wool, 130 final year textile students and tutors have been specially invited to attend a series of inspiring talks from industry insiders. The free to attend conference is arranged to forge stronger links between education and the UK textile manufacturing industry.

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Every project is special for our team at Humphries Weaving and so where possible we have included project overviews on our website. As well as details about the fabric development, design and yarn composition we have also featured images of the fabric in its final location. Among a wide variety of uses this includes curtains, walling, bed drapes and upholstery for furniture.

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