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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

    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

    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

    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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  • Jun092015

    Trooping of the Colour

    The Queen’s colours have been woven in pure silk for generations and since 1971 the Humphries weaving company have accurately woven the highly specified plain banner silk. Making the cloth requires the utmost care in handling nature’s most delicate of fibers. The silk is produced thousands of miles away in China where for centuries the ancient art of sericulture has continued to thrive to supply the worlds demand for the precious thread.

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  • May262015

    The Real Game of Thrones

    Here we take a look at some the grandest seats Humphries Weaving have been tasked with weaving upholstery fabric for.

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  • May182015
    1985 weft prep for hand looms

    From shuttle to rapier

    The weaving shuttle is a storage vessel for the weft yarn that is passed from one side of the loom to the other. With shuttle looms the weft is transported through the shed (gap made by parting warp threads) of the woven structure.

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  • May012015
    Taboret Stripe

    Earning Our Stripes

    The weaving of striped fabrics would for the novice seem to be quite straight forward, that by changing the colour of vertical (warp) threads you can achieve a striped cloth.

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