Horse Tales

Published on November 13, 2012

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

Horse Tales has just been announced winner of this years ‘Short Non-fiction film under 8 minutes’ at Shepton Mallet Digital Art Festival
Judged and Sponsored by Aardman Animations, Icon Films and other leading figures in the industry, this is a small, but very influential festival. Delighted to be a part of it.

Video by: Sunlight films

Music is composed by Hayley Savage

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