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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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  • Feb242015
    Lavenham Guildhall

    The Wool Trade of East Anglia

    The wool weaving, spinning, dyeing and finishing trade in East Anglia was the financial backbone of the region until the middle to late seventeenth century and has left an architectural and manufacturing footprint still visible today.

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  • Feb022015
    Lustring, All Silk Geranium

    Super Shiny Silks

    Super shiny silks are often desired for luxury linings in window and bed drapes, decorative plain cloths and as a rich base for intricate hand embroidery. Here we explore the differences between these fine plain silk qualities.

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  • Dec232014
    Abberton Damask, Holkham Hall, Landscape Room Ref 1012

    Christmas and New Year Opening Times

    The Humphries Weaving Company is closed from Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24th December 2014 and we reopen on Monday 5th January 2015.

    We wish all our clients a Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015.

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  • Dec192014
    Humphries Map

    Humphries Weaving- A decade at Ashburton Lodge

    This month marks a decade since the Humphries Weaving Company returned to their first ever business premises, Ashburton Lodge in Sudbury, Suffolk.

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  • Dec162014

    Silks for Hampton Court Palace

    Newly woven silken wall coverings by Humphries Weaving can be viewed in the royal collections recently refurbished ‘Cumberland Art Gallery’ at Hampton Court Palace.

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  • Dec012014
    Image of Richard Humphries MBE FRSA

    BBC Radio Suffolk interviews Richard Humphries

    Richard Humphries was recently invited to a round table interview with BBC Radio Suffolk’s lunchtime host, Lesley Dolphin, for her feature ‘Dolphins Darts’. The series, which aired last week, put the spotlight on Sudbury, its close association with the Silk trade and how it flourishes as a modern town.

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  • Nov122014
    HHA Advert

    Historic House Association (HHA); Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event 2014

    Humphries Weaving are pleased to be exhibiting at the Historic House owners event 2014.

    We will be exhibiting alongside Heritage Trimmings for the fourth year at this specialist event for Historic House owners, guardians and curators. We

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  • Nov072014
    Marianne Straub entering a harness at New Mills, Braintree in March 1971

    Richard Humphries on working with Marianne Straub OBE

    Richard Humphries reflects on his time working with her at New Mills, Braintree.

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  • Sep082014

    Welcome to the new Humphries Weaving website

    The Humphries Weaving Company launches new brand identity and website.

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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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