Horsehair fabrics woven by John Boyd Textiles
First established in Castle Cary in 1837, John Boyd Textiles is proud to maintain the tradition of horsehair weaving. Horsehair fabrics are woven with the finest and best quality tail hair from live horses and cotton or silk warps using the original looms and techniques from 1870.
Horsehair fabric was originally used by famous furniture designers such as Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Lutyens, and Rennie Mackintosh, and are ideally suited to most forms of upholstered furniture; antique, classical, and contemporary. To this day, horsehair fabrics are widely recognized for their unequalled lustre, durability, care properties, and value. Horsehair fabrics have been used with many prestigious projects throughout the world.
John Boyd Textiles is now one of the last companies in the world still weaving hair cloth. Although the historical traditional fabrics are still woven today, contemporary designers also appreciate the unique qualities of horsehair fabrics. Many new designs and colours have been added to the collection in recent years.
John Boyd Textiles have received the following awards:
1994 Best Merchandise Award at Decorex
2001 Silver Award for Best Stand Design at Decorex
2003 D&D Award for Product Design of the Year
2004 House & Garden Design Influence of the Decade
TASTE OF DESIGN ROADSHOWS
9 - 10th May 2018 - Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge, Surrey
22nd May 2018 - Wrest Park Country Estate, Bedfordshire
23rd May 2018 - Wormsley Estate, Oxfordshire
24th May 2018 - Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
FOCUS DESIGN WEEK
15 - 21st September 2018
Alton-Brooke Showroom, 202 Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour, London SW10 0XF
JOHN BOYD TEXTILES SHORT FILM