The designs of Owen JonesRead more
In 1966 when I first joined the design studio at Warner & Sons Ltd, I soon became aware of the designer Owen Jones (1809-1874).
The Wool Trade of East AngliaRead more
The wool weaving, spinning, dyeing and finishing trade in East Anglia was the financial backbone of the region until the middle to late seventeenth century and has left an architectural and manufacturing footprint still visible today.
Super Shiny SilksRead more
Super shiny silks are often desired for luxury linings in window and bed drapes, decorative plain cloths and as a rich base for intricate hand embroidery. Here we explore the differences between these fine plain silk qualities.
Christmas and New Year Opening TimesRead more
The Humphries Weaving Company is closed from Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24th December 2014 and we reopen on Monday 5th January 2015.
We wish all our clients a Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015.
Humphries Weaving- A decade at Ashburton LodgeRead more
This month marks a decade since the Humphries Weaving Company returned to their first ever business premises, Ashburton Lodge in Sudbury, Suffolk.
Silks for Hampton Court PalaceRead more
Newly woven silken wall coverings by Humphries Weaving can be viewed in the royal collections recently refurbished ‘Cumberland Art Gallery’ at Hampton Court Palace.
BBC Radio Suffolk interviews Richard HumphriesRead more
Richard Humphries was recently invited to a round table interview with BBC Radio Suffolk’s lunchtime host, Lesley Dolphin, for her feature ‘Dolphins Darts’. The series, which aired last week, put the spotlight on Sudbury, its close association with the Silk trade and how it flourishes as a modern town.
Historic House Association (HHA); Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event 2014Read more
Humphries Weaving are pleased to be exhibiting at the Historic House owners event 2014.
We will be exhibiting alongside Heritage Trimmings for the fourth year at this specialist event for Historic House owners, guardians and curators. We
Richard Humphries on working with Marianne Straub OBERead more
Richard Humphries reflects on his time working with her at New Mills, Braintree.