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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Fashioned from nature at the V&ARead more
Fashioned from Nature at the V&A Museum, London runs until January 2019 and aims to; “Explore the complex relationship between fashion and nature from 1600 to the present day”.The exhibition explores historic and contemporary issues in the design, production and embellishment of fabric with the focus on fashion.
Chippendale 300Read more
2018 marks 300 years since the birth of Thomas Chippendale, he became a cabinet-maker in London, designing furniture in the mid-Georgian, English Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. His legacy and talent is on display at many of our great houses and museums, a number of which are holding their own ‘Chippendale 300’ celebrations of this special tercentenary.
Royal Wedding; Green Drawing Room fabricRead more
Humphries Weaving were commissioned to weave a deep green, pure silk damask (woven wide width) for the Green Drawing Room fabric restoration which used the ‘George and Mary Damask’ design. The fabric can be seen in wall panels and on the furniture suite, it was also used in the restoration of the window drapes. Twenty-six years on the damask still provides a warmth and richness to this much used and photographed room.
Transport FabricsRead more
When thinking of transport fabrics, you probably associate Humphries Weaving with providing fine silk interiors for Royal carriages and vintage Rolls Royce’s, which is a natural follow on from our historic interior restorations. However, it may surprise you to read that Humphries Weaving can also provide a solution for more contemporary transport restorations.
Humphries Weaving film launchedRead more
We are thrilled to launch our new Humphries Weaving film and hope you enjoy this glimpse into the work that…
HRH The Princess Royal visits Humphries Weaving at Sudbury Silk MillsRead more
On Tuesday 19th December 2017 Humphries Weaving were delighted to join neighbouring companies at the Sudbury Silk Mills site in welcoming HRH The Princess Royal, President of the UK Fashion and Textiles Association.
Historic Houses Association (HHA) AGM 2017Read more
Historic Houses Association (HHA) Exhibition 2017 On Tuesday 14th November 2017 Humphries Weaving will again be exhibiting at the Historic Houses…
Hatfield & Pannier: Silk: from Spitafields to SudburyRead more
Read about the history behind the Pannier and Hatfiled Damasks, currently on display at Grainsboroughs’ House, Sudbury
Gainsborough’s House – Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury’Read more
The history of the silk industry is being explored in the current display at Gainsborough’s House; ‘Silk: From Spitalfield’s to Sudbury’ (17 June – 8 October 2017).
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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