Wednesday, 4 July 2012

New braids, New products

There's been a lot of design work going on at New House, but few have seen what we are up to. This week I popped into our highly-skilled English braid maker and couldn't resist taking a few shots.

This old Saurer narrow loom was busy making Rio, our new jute braid. Our weave specialist, Laura Fletcher juxtapositioned wild bright colours against traditional jute to great effect.

Here's another old Saurer producing Laura's new Herringbone design :
OK Herringbone has been around for years, but it's a classic, and every now-and-then classics need to be re-interpreted. Laura's amazing colour sense works wonders on this classic, and we've got a classy matching English-made Bone China blind pull coming on too.
Another new Laura design.... the girl DOES love stripes!
This pidgen-hole of turquoise yarn is what's used in our spot braid . Meanwhile, another Laura designed braid comes off a sophisticated Bonas computer-controlled Jacquard machine : 
Despite all these new things, it's still good to see our classic Charleston Braid being made on another Bonas Jacquard machine. Designed by Nicky Townley, this braid is so complicated that watching it being made is like slow-mo, as the needles and heal-shafts do their stuff  :

Our new roller and braid collection will be available in August. Leave us a message if you'd like us to let you know when it finally hits the streets!

1 comment:

  1. hello where i can get this weaving loom now.