Thomas Chippendale – The Furniture Trend SetterRead more
Thomas Chippendale was a British cabinet and furniture designer of the mid-18th Century. His styles are best classed as being English Rococo and Gothic Chinese. There have been many re works of Chippendale furniture over the centuries as it was, and still is, one of the leading styles in historic furniture.
William Kent – A Palladian Great BritainRead more
Inspired by nostalgia for Italy and all of the heavily guilded and embellished buildings, Kent’s style became quickly noticeable. In order to hold their own within an elaborately decorated room, Kent’s furniture was stately in both size and proportion and often recognised by the excessive amounts of gilding and figured claws, lion’s feet and Grecian designs.
Decorex International 2016Read more
Decorex is internationally renowned for being the event to find the best and most luxurious products in the interiors market. It has a rich heritage and has grown and evolved to stay at the top of the market, exhibiting some of the finest quality craftmanships out there.
Decorex International and Syon House; a conversation of tasteRead more
The grounds include Syon House, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, which boasts a suite of rooms designed by renowned 18th Century architect Robert Adam (1728-1792). Adam became synonymous with the taste, style and Palladian elegance of the 18th Century fashion
Historic House Association Exhibition 2016Read more
On Tuesday 15th November 2016 Humphries Weaving will again be exhibiting at the Historic Buildings Parks & Gardens event at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE.
The Devonshire Collection – ChatsworthRead more
Chatsworth House is home to rich textiles, an historic library with over 17,000 books, furniture of national importance, ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman statues, contemporary art, and a marble sculpture gallery.
The Great Beds of Humphries – Part One: Early BedsRead more
Almost from the beginning, Humphries Weaving has woven cloths for beds in important places which have required specialist weaving skills to restore them to their former glory. Here we bring together a vast array of cloths woven for Great Beds that can be seen in museum collections, palaces and houses.
Windsor Castle over 1,000 YearsRead more
he textiles in The Green Drawing Room, Crimson Drawing Room, State Dining Room and the White Drawing Room were accurately replicated and woven by The Humphries Weaving Company after the great fire of 1992.
Beaming On – The art of the warp spreaderRead more
For those of you involved in weaving cloth, purchasing your preferred warp yarn is just the start of the yarn manipulation process, as the quest begins for a perfect back beam. For small sample warps of up to approximately 3.2 yards, with the help of a friend pulling manually on the warp ends, you can manage to roll the threads in a fashion that at best, may be adequate and at worst result in broken ends and a bird’s nest!