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  • Jul242018
    Dress

    Fashioned from nature at the V&A

    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.

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  • Jun152018
    The State Bedroom, Harewood House

    Chippendale 300

    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.

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  • May292018
    George & Mary Damask

    Royal Wedding; Green Drawing Room fabric

    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.

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  • Apr132018
    Transport Photo Montage copy

    Transport Fabrics

    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.

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  • Mar152018
    Humphries Weaving Company Film

    Humphries Weaving film launched

    We are thrilled to launch our new Humphries Weaving film and hope you enjoy this glimpse into the work that…

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  • Jan102018
    HRH The Princess Royal viewing the looms

    HRH The Princess Royal visits Humphries Weaving at Sudbury Silk Mills

    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.

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  • Oct252017
    Elton Damask

    Historic Houses Association (HHA) AGM 2017

    Historic Houses Association (HHA) Exhibition 2017 On Tuesday 14th November 2017 Humphries Weaving will again be exhibiting at the Historic Houses…

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  • Jul192017
    The Pannier damask in The Blue Drawing Room, Buckingham Palace

    Hatfield & Pannier: Silk: from Spitafields to Sudbury

    Read about the history behind the Pannier and Hatfiled Damasks, currently on display at Grainsboroughs’ House, Sudbury

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  • Jun222017
    A women’s brocaded shoe and a 1760’s dress silk panel

    Gainsborough’s House – Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury’

    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).

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