“Humphries Weaving is the organisation of choice with those looking for the very finest textiles for any of their ceremonial occasions”
Our name has become synonymous with quality, accuracy and attention to detail, and we support our clients with research and consultancy should the project require. When designing ceremonial fabrics, we bring artistic and historical references together to provide authoritative recommendations, regardless of whether we are creating royal silk for the Order of the Chivalry robes, university chancellors gowns, the Judiciary or Ministry of Defence ceremonial regalia.
The beautiful drape of our fabric is created through our understanding of construction and the fibres used. The hand can be adapted for the desired end use through the subtle introduction of steam and heat in the finishing process.
The ceremonial fabrics woven by Humphries Weaving range from highly decorated multi coloured tissues, as seen in the rich silk and linen brocatelle Cope of the Worshipful company of Weavers Chaplain, to tonal damasks and luxurious plain silk linings. Ceremonial robes are created from fabrics utilizing a wide variety of fibres. One such project involved us working with the artist Roger Wagner to create a contemporary chasuble design for St Mary’s Iffley, Oxfordshire. The set of four garments with matching stoles were woven with silk, cotton and metallic lumi yarns in the important liturgical colours of crimson, purple, green and white. These colours were chosen to be worn as appropriate, during the changing church ‘seasons’. To find out more click here.
Our team works tirelessly to ensure that we create only the best, British woven products that are suitable for and respectful of the ceremony and its particular requirements. As well as cloth suitable for garments, we also provide fabric for ceremonial flags and banner silk, and you can read about the ‘Trooping of the Colour’ here, with specific projects listed below.