The Heritage Directory

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Textiles ; Historic Interior Textiles, Silk & Passementerie

This is a particularly specialist area of conservation, requiring workshop space and equipment, knowledge and experience.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Textiles ; Historic Interior Textiles, Silk & Passementerie
Alexandra Road Sudbury Suffolk CO1O 2XH
Tel 01787 372081
Founded in 1903, Gainsborough Fine Weavers & Dye House embodies over a century of British craftsmanship. Royal Warrant holder to HM The Queen, its fabrics hang in palaces, embassies, museums, art galleries and fine homes around the world. The entire production process from design, to hand-dyeing yarns, to weaving the finished fabrics takes place on one site in Sudbury, ensuring peerless quality and control. Its archive of over 7,000 fabrics, from contemporary, geometric styles to rich damasks and historical recreations, includes designs from the Middle Ages right through the company's many collections to the present day.
Watts of Westminster
London Showroom Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XE
Tel 020 7376 4486
Architects of decorative design for over 130 years, Watts1874, the grand nineteenth century furnishing house, is a leading supplier of fine fabrics, wallpapers and passementerie to the world interiors market. A unique English company, and guardians of an archive of genuine period design, Watts remains the most valuable authentic product source for any historic project. Swathes of silk damasks, rich brocatelles, figured velvets and fine wools: decorative wallpapers and exquisite passementerie, visit the London showroom and be inspired.
Wendy Cushing Passementerie
Wendy Cushing Passementerie, 23 Sydney Road, London N10 2LR
Tel 020 3489 9978
Hand weavers and tassel makers of the finest reproduction historical trimmings. 25 years experience in Custom made trimmings for all period furnishings.