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Making Silks & Velvets for Royalty: Warner Textile Archive celebrates Braintree’s connection to the Coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953

29 Apr 2022 |

[Hilda Carver and Lily Lee present the velvets woven for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II] As Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on 2nd June 1953 at Westminster Abbey she was surrounded by fabrics created by Warner & Sons. By […]

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FREE VIRTUAL TALK CELEBRATING THE PLATINUM JUBILEE Warner & Sons: Royal Connections and Commissions

19 Apr 2022 |

We are pleased to announce a free virtual talk to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee on Thursday 16th June 2022 at 7.30pm. Join us for this free online lecture exploring the connection between Warner & Sons and royal fabrics, and how […]

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Design Icon Enid Marx in The Colourist by Annie Sloan

12 Apr 2022 |

[Spot and Stripe by Enid Marx, blue colourway powerwoven by Warner and Sons c.1943] The Warner Textile Archive is pleased to support Annie Sloan with supplying an image of an Enid Marx design from our collection called ‘Spot & Stripe’ […]

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NEW BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS CELEBRATING THE PLATINUM JUBILEE: SILKS AND VELVETS FOR ROYALTY

04 Apr 2022 |

We are pleased to announce our new behind the scenes tours programme for 2022. Join us on selected dates to explore our collection. Book your tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/braintree-museum Did you know that Braintree played an important part in the Coronation of […]

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EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION BETWEEN WARNER TEXTILE ARCHIVE & DIG HAUSHIZZLE

19 Mar 2022 |

Interiors and decorative antiques duo Edd and Cassie Nicholas (pictured) collaborate with the Warner Textile Archive to create an exclusive and unique homeware range. About the Collaboration The Warner Textile Archive, Braintree has collaborated with interiors duo Edd and Cassie […]

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Volunteering at the Warner Textile Archive – Clemency Dyer Central Saint Martins January 2022 Placement

02 Feb 2022 |

Placement Student Clemency Dyer talks about her time volunteering at the Warner Textile Archive in January 2022 In the Warner Textile Archive there is a large twentieth-century Jacobean style powerwoven collection. Over the past month I was tasked with looking […]

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The Art of Friendship: Exploring the creativity of Denise Hoyle and Marianne Straub in 1950s–1970s Essex through collage and textile design opens at Braintree Museum in collaboration with the Warner Textile Archive

02 Feb 2022 |

Marianne Straub with Helios designs c.1949 About the Exhibition Braintree Museum is excited to have opened a new exhibition in conjunction with the Warner Textile Archive on Saturday 22nd January until 2 July 2022. The exhibition explores the friendship and […]

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Moquette and Marianne Straub

02 Feb 2022 |

Queen Elizabeth II on Piccadilly Line 1973 tube stock, 16 December 1977. Central Saint Martins Textiles Placement Student at the Warner Textile Archive, Clemency Dyer, explains Marianne Straub’s connection to Transport for London in the 1960s Moquette Marianne Straub was […]

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