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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
    Edmund Cartwright

    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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  • Sep162015
    King William III State Bedroom Moire

    The Watermark of Quality – the art of Moiré in Silk Fabrics

    There have been many rather brash flock stripe wallpapers and mock effects created to imitate this technique but none come close to the subtle beauty of true moiré.

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  • Sep042015
    Satin Peg Plans

    Woven Fabric; Simple Structures

    The warp threads (called ends) run down the length of the cloth, with the weft threads (picks) being inserted across the width of the cloth.

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  • Jul232015
    Lady Londonderry Sitting Room Ref 2391

    Weaving historic textiles for Osborne House

    The new design in the Italian style was designed by Prince Albert himself, who oversaw the building work. The building commenced in June 1845 and it took until 1850 to complete. It became Victoria and Albert’s favourite place where they spent as much time as possible.

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  • Jun182015
    Lord_Arthur_Wellesley_the_Duke_of_Wellington

    Textiles at Waterloo; Battling with fibres

    Shirts were of great importance and by this time, the standard issue was four shirts, for which the costs were deducted from their pay. Today’s army shirt of cotton and polyester would have been a dream to wear compared to the harshness of either linen or a woollen one.

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