28th January 2024

Fabric of history

silk walling for the hallway and a Georgian room at The Sherborne

“We had a ‘hard hat’ visit to discuss the vision and designs. I took some damask designs along that would be appropriate for the building having carried out some initial research on Sherborne House.

There was nothing there to replicate or to copy, so this project was a case of combining our expertise with the requests from the client. We produced silk walling for the hallway and a Georgian room at The Sherborne. A gorgeous, custom-dyed champagne moiré, which utilises very unique machinery to produce a completely bespoke watermark like design and is similar to something we made for Hampton Court Palace recently, was the choice for the hallway.”

HumNatalie Mumford and Kevin Reeve of Humphries Weaving, silk weaving specialists for The Sherborne, shares their industry secrets and the role their team are playing in bringing Sherborne House’s entrance lobby and Georgian rooms back to their former glory in this month’s Sherborne Times. You can read a digital copy here.

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