Our Jacquard fabric design is popular for walling, curtains and upholstery throughout both historic & contemporary interiors.
All of our fabric is woven to order and fully customisable, falling largely into two broad categories; ‘Stocked Yarn Service’ and ‘Custom Yarn Service’. You can explore both of these services below and see more examples of recent fabrics.
Over the 5 decades that Humphries Weaving has been producing Jacquard fabric design in East Anglia we have become well known for weaving ‘short and special’ orders. Special often falls into the category of nationally important historic restorations with special yarn weights or custom dyed colour. It can equally be a snippet of fabric, kept by someone in an envelope for years; just waiting for an opportunity to reproduce it. Often clients come to us having explored off the shelf options in retailers and we are able to marry ideas about yarn, colour, texture and design. Weaving to order means that we protect resources and eliminate over production.
Our multi-disciplined team are all accomplished in custom fabric design with the ability to understand and hand draw complex designs, using both traditional and modern mediums. It is important to establish how something was originally constructed before deciding how we can accurately replicate it. Our attention to detail and the time we dedicate to this stage is the signature of the work that we produce. Often this involves researching historic textiles and analysing similar motifs or proportions. We also frequently draw from archive photos, as seen at the Watts Gallery Artists Village curtains:
We also work in collaboration with clients to develop contemporary fabrics, either from antique textiles that they have collected or we interpret their own original artwork and brief into a workable textile. We convert these initial ideas into our state of the art Computer Aided Design System (CAD) for further development. This method is more timely and efficient than traditional Jacquard card cutting technology, allowing immediate changes in design, scale and construction to meet with the clients wishes.
When beginning a new project we guide our customers down one of the following routes:
Stocked Yarn Service
We often deal with projects that require a smaller quantity of fabric, the scope of budget is more of a consideration and projects that have a shorter lead time. This stocked yarn service is utilised by decorators, historic houses and private individuals alike for furniture upholstery, a pair of curtains or transport restoration.
Custom Yarn Service
This service is for projects where exact colour or yarn weight is fundamental and encompasses custom dyed warp and weft colours, specialist yarn weights, double beam weaving and our uncontrolled moire finish. This service is utilised by academic level historic restorations and decorators or private individuals with exacting requirements.