Restoring an elderly knitting machine
Monday, 04 December
Our textile business was started by my Grandfather Harold Stanier who bought his first knitting machine in 1921 and began producing fabric in his front room.
To begin with he made fabrics for garment manufacture, but in the 1950's was making aerospace-grade filtration fabric. We were still...
Sheila Bownas, designer
Tuesday, 21 November
New House has always had a thing for the cheerful designs of the 1950's and 60's so it was a real treat to visit Harrogate's Mercer Gallery and see their exceptional exhibition of designer Sheila Bownas' work.
I've been in design all my life so must have seen her work, but did not know her name....
Mosney Mill comes to New House
Thursday, 02 November
New House Textiles are delighted to welcome the introduction of an exciting new collection of home and kitchen accessories from British based Mosney Mill.
Everyone admires the beauty of a typical farmhouse kitchen, full of charm, welcoming, warm and cosy and the Mosney Mill collection embodies...
Christmas stock arrives
Tuesday, 24 October
It seemed appropriate that Western Power Generation were re-cabling How Caple village the morning when some of our Christmas stock arrived.
We were without power for a while and couldn't resist lighting a candle as candlelight does look very nice in our 300yr old buildings!
As well as new...
Brightening up a tea towel
Wednesday, 18 October
Our decorative braids and trimmings were originally designed for use in contemporary window and roller blind fashion, but of course they can be used in many other applications too. Melanie has decided to create a series where she uses our most popular braid and trimmings on other items, and first...
Visit to Almedahls, Sweden
Thursday, 12 October
For as long as I can remember New House have gone to Almedahls to produce many of our roller blinds, homewares and to print our designs. They are real experts.
Based in the small Swedish town of Kinna just 30 minutes from Gothenburg, Almedahls began production in 1846 so must be one of the...
Some new banner images
Tuesday, 19 September
New House has had a website since 2001, and this year we decided to split the site so the site you are on now is for retail, while our B2B trade activities are on a new site called www.newhousetextilestrade.co.uk.
We needed a lot of new images and often these needed to be in unusual formats that we...
Our old website
Monday, 01 May
We are really proud to have a brand new website that's been built from the ground up on a new platform. Our old site did us proud over many years and still looks modern :
New House first went online in 2001 with a very simple 5 page site, and has gone through many redesigns and rebirths since....