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Making It In TextilesRead more
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.
The Watermark of Quality – the art of Moiré in Silk FabricsRead more
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.
Woven Fabric; Simple StructuresRead more
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.
Weaving historic textiles for Osborne HouseRead more
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.
Textiles at Waterloo; Battling with fibresRead more
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.
Trooping of the ColourRead more
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.
The Real Game of ThronesRead more
Here we take a look at some the grandest seats Humphries Weaving have been tasked with weaving upholstery fabric for.
From shuttle to rapierRead more
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.
Earning Our StripesRead more
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.
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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