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Sutherland Rose: creation through restriction

04 Dec 2015 |

The strengths of true designs often shine more during times of austerity: the limitations of materials allow the creative mind to offer alternatives that may never normally reach the market place. During WWII rationing of all kinds were in place […]

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Warner & Sons: Textiles and Gardened Landscape

03 Sep 2015 |

Gardens and landscapes have been depicted in art and wall murals since antiquity, but after the fall of the Roman Empire they became representations for religious and figural scenes. It was not until the 16th century that artists began to […]

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Hand woven dress silk c.1780

31 Jul 2015 |

After the death of Louis XIV in 1715, dress became simpler during the 18th century. The outline of gentlemen’s coats became tighter fitting above the waist and flared out over the hips whilst feminine dress always included the corset, trimmed […]

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Empire: a style of change

03 Jul 2015 |

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the BBC has produced a series of television and radio programmes that challenge well-held views on Napoleon, his strategies and the legacies left. One such legacy of this tumultuous and […]

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World renowned male textile artists running workshops at the Warner Textile Archive

25 Jun 2015 |

The Warner Textile Archive is delighted to be welcoming two internationally recognised leading male artists and makers to deliver workshops at the Archive. The Archive proud to be part of a stitching revolution which highlights the use of traditional methods […]

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Celebrate colour this June and July at the Warner Textile Archive

23 Jun 2015 |

The Warner Textile Archive is running three special dyeing events over the next few weeks, celebrating the use of dyeing as an enjoyable and achievable method of applying colour to all manner of materials. Celebration of colour at the Warner […]

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Textile Fair 2015

16 Apr 2015 |

The Archive’s annual Textile Fair will return to Braintree on Sunday 17th May 2015. We’ll be welcoming a host of stallholders, demonstrators, and speakers, each an expert in textiles and craft, to three historic venues in Braintree. Click here for the press […]

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Marion Dorn and Warner & Sons

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Morris & Co.: Design & Manufacture at Warner & Sons

02 Feb 2015 |

This year we are celebrating the connection between renowned designer William Morris and Warner & Sons. Click here for further details.    

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Spring Greeting Cards from the Warner Textile Archive

15 Jan 2015 |

We are delighted to be extending our range of greeting cards this Spring. Nineteen designs taken from our Collection celebrate the strength of Warner & Sons’ legacy, with sumptuous silks, vibrant scenes and traditional paper designs. Click here to read the press release. […]

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