Choosing the correct yarn colour is a key element of the design process, whether for historical accuracy or as a more personal and emotive decision.
At Humphries Weaving, we carry an extensive range of stock colours in various yarn choices. Our shade card is constantly evolving to reflect current and future trends within the industry, as well as incorporating tones from different periods of history. Our stock yarns are readily available for development and production, offering our clients an economy in both lead-time and overall costs.
We adhere to commercial matching on all of our stock shades. Each separate dye batch goes through a testing procedure which includes approval by a trained eye in conjunction with spectrometer readings. All dyed yarn undergoes testing for abrasion and light fastness.
Humphries Weaving also offer a custom colour development service in line with British Standards. We have our own on site dye works where we are able to carefully create our own unique dye recipes to match historical documents, yarn wraps, fabric samples or Pantone references. This facility is utilised by those clients whose exacting requirements fall outside of our stock yarn shades, where a unique or historically accurate colour is essential. This practice often goes hand in hand with our Textile Research and Consultancy services, discovering colour references through careful analysis of remaining fabrics and cross referencing our knowledge of previous projects.
With our guidance clients can select stock, custom or a combination of tones. Our expertise in developing colours and our extensive archive of colour references enables us to achieve precise and highly accurate results.