'New British Velvets’: Exploring Frank Warner’s triple-pile velvet
Join us as we celebrate our anniversary year with a series of special study mornings exploring the rich history of Warner & Sons. All study mornings run from 10:30am – 1pm at the Warner Textile Archive and are delivered by our Archivist, Paul Beard. The mornings include light refreshments and free on site parking. Early booking is advised due to limited spaces. £20 per person for each study morning
Date: Thursday 18th June
In 1916, Frank Warner received a patent for a new method of producing triple-pile velvet. Although technically impressive, the costs meant the production of these fabrics were short-lived. Once the loom was dismantled, his method became extinct and has never been successfully replicated since.Join us for our second study morning that explores the history of velvet and celebrates innovation at Warner & Sons. There will be an opportunity to see a live demonstration on how to weave velvet.