Weave Construction

Every member of the design team at Humphries Weaving is trained in both hand weaving and modern drafting techniques.

We have a creative and unique outlook when designing woven fabric constructions; understanding the qualities and behaviors of different yarns and how they can be manipulated to our advantage.

Our designers work in conjunction with the weavers who operate our latest generation of Jacquard looms. This collaborative relationship means we achieve quality results by creating stable woven fabric that is fit for purpose. This means that proactive amendments can be made as part of the development process.

Aware of the performance requirements for modern interiors we also have the capability to undertake Martindale Abrasion tests, to give indicative results of how the fabric may perform in its final application.

For our historic restoration work we use traditional woven fabric structures such as satin, lustring, ottoman, amure, damask, tissue and brocatelle which are particularly popular in silk. Other interesting plains are woven in wool or cotton mixes to create bombazine, repps and ribs.

We are also constantly developing our own modern and unique structures for contemporary developments where the dryer handle of linen, viscose flax and cotton are popular.

Offering advice on different types and mixtures of yarn used within a specific construction, we work with clients to ensure the suitability of their selections. We offer a wide range of yarn to choose from including; silk, cotton, wool, linen, viscose flax, metallic and other man-made fibres.

To learn about some of the woven fabric we have recently been involved with, visit Our Work page. If you have any questions about our Weave Construction services, see our Contact page.