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In Review – Selling Silks: A Merchant’s Sample Book (1764)

08 Dec 2014 |

by Lesley Ellis Miller V&A Publishing, 2014 In 1972, Warner & Sons sold a selection of items from its business archive through Christie’s, and donated a special collection to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Selected by Nathalie Rothstein, among the […]

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Christmas Fair Success at the Archive

18 Nov 2014 |

We hosted our third annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 16th November, with over 200 visitors enjoying Archive Store Tours, craft demonstrations and a browse of the beautiful gifts and decorations on display in the Gallery. Further information is contained within […]

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Christmas at the Warner Textile Archive

22 Oct 2014 |

We are getting ready for another great Christmas at the Warner Textile Archive! This year’s Christmas Fair is taking place on Sunday 16th November, to be followed by an array of shopping and craft events. Further details can be found […]

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26 Sep 2014 |

This week sees the first National Thinking of You Week. There’s no specific event or occasion in mind, the aim is simply to highlight the joy and emotional power of sending a beautiful, hand-written greeting card, while creating a wave […]

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Did you see us with Janet?

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Summer Belles – the [common] thread #3

21 Sep 2014 |

Summer Belles is an eye-catching hand-painted paper design, communicating the social freedom that many began to experience in the 1970s.

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Art in Print – Exhibition at Braintree Library

19 Sep 2014 |

Exhibition: Art in Print: Designs from the Warner Textile Archive Dates: Saturday 27th September until Saturday 1st November 2014 Venue: Dome Gallery, Braintree Library, Fairfield Road, Braintree CM7 3YL Opening times: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday Tickets: Free entry […]

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Warner & Sons in WWI: Business as Usual?

27 Aug 2014 |

“Silk for a few, bullets and mud for men at the front” Our research into Warner & Sons’ contribution to the war effort between 1914 and 1918 was featured in the East Anglian Daily Times on Saturday 23rd August. Click […]

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Birds – the [common] thread #2

11 Aug 2014 |

It’s another take on an avian species for this month’s [common] thread, but birds are an ever popular choice for a motif and Marion Dorn’s are just fabulous.

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Art in Print – Designs from the Warner Textile Archive

06 Aug 2014 |

We are excited to be working with Braintree Library to create the exhibition ‘Art in Print’, opening this September. Thirty designs have been carefully selected from the Archive and reproduced as art prints, celebrating the creative heritage of Warner & […]

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