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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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  • Mar212016
    Design Centre Chelsea 2016

    London Design Week 2016

    This week we took a trip down to the Design Centre at Chelsea Harbour, where you can admire, touch and request samples of any fabric you could imagine.

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  • Feb212016
    Early Shuttle

    The Quill, the Pirn and the Shuttle

    A healthy goose in the 18th century was more than just for the table or the eiderdown. There was another important requirement for the silk weaver and his work as the quill, with the feather flights stripped off, was the ideal ready-made hollow tube for use in the shuttle.

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  • Feb012016
    Complex Weave Structures

    Complex Weave Structures

    Complex weave structure is really where the Jacquard loom has flourished since its invention in 1803 by Joseph Marie Jacquard.

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  • Jan242016
    Lyon Locket

    Lyon Textile Museum- A Lost Locket

    The home of silk weaving in France is the central city of LYON. Here for centuries the art and mystery of creating the most noble of fabrics has carried on, woven by hand on timber frame looms in the back alleys of the ancient city.

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  • Jan112016
    19th Century Sectional warping mill at Humphries Weaving deVere Mill 1976

    Warping the Threads of Time

    For anyone involved in the art and mystery of weaving, they soon learn the need for perfection when it comes to preparing the threads which will form the warp in the loom. So how do you get those warp ends perfectly wound onto the back beam in the loom?

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  • Dec152015

    Trainee Sales and Design Assistant

    This vacancy has now closed for applications. About the Humphries Weaving Company Ltd. We are looking to recruit a Trainee…

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  • Dec142015
    Weaving Shuttles

    The Flying Shuttle

    For many the word shuttle is more likely to be a way of transport, or even a space age vessel, as its action so accurately describes the repetitive toing and froing along a pre-planned route. Yet the flying shuttle is a world class invention, being created by a humble weaver in the rural Essex village of Coggashall in 1733

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  • Nov302015
    Fabric of India ajrakh

    The Fabric of India

    As designers we are constantly seeking inspiration from a vast array of mediums, sometimes even subconsciously. The Victoria and Albert Museum are known for their fantastic exhibitions and we are always pleased when the focus is on fabric.

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  • Nov172015
    Bolling Hall Chippendale Couch Bed

    Christchurch Mansion

    In 1547 Edmund Withypoll began building Christchurch mansion as it stands. The estate passed through marriage and inheritance into the hands of the Devereaux’s before being purchased in 1735 by Claude Fonnereau, a wealthy London Merchant of Huguenot decent.

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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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