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silk weavers of Spitafields and Bethnal Green

A K. Sabin

silk weavers of Spitafields and Bethnal Green

with a catalogue and illustrations of Spitafield silks..

by A K. Sabin

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Published by Board of Education in London .
Written in English


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Pagination152p. :
Number of Pages152
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Open LibraryOL20916684M

  Last month we were made aware of an application to demolish one of a pair of weavers’ cottages at 3 Club Row. Dating from the s, this unlisted building is one of a tiny number of journeymen’ s tenements to have survived. Though such buildings are now very rare in the 21 st-century streetscapes of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green, they once dominated the area in their thousands. The master weavers lived in large, elegant houses whilst the journeymen weavers lived in small houses north of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green. You will hear about the silk industry, famous pattern designers, fashions, the weaving process and much more. Notably we will pass Anna Maria Garthwaite’s house and hear the compelling story of this.

This view is further corroborated by the evidence taken before a Committee of the House of Commons on the silk trade in , when it was affirmed that the population of the district in which the weavers resided, comprising Spitalfields, Mile-end New Town, and Bethnal Green, could not at that time be less than ,, of whom it was.   A. K. Sabin, Spitalfields Silks. (London: Bethnal Green Museum, ), Catalog entry, silk skirt panel by Anna Maria Garthwaite, , Victoria and Albert Museum. Natalie Rothstein, The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Textile Collection: Woven Textile Design in Britain to (New York: Canopy Books, ),

Even when English silk throwing and weaving fell into decline in the early 19th century, a large Huguenot community remained in the area around Spitalfields and Bethnal Green. By the end of the nineteenth century there were still around 60 working looms in the garrets of the once elegant eighteenth-century townhouses of Spitalfields. The Huguenots, otherwise known as the Silk Weavers of Spitalfields, were French Protestants, fleeing persecution who came to England by stealth in their tens of thousands. An influx of people on such a mass scale was unheard of in the 17th and 18th centuries (and caused the word ‘refugee’ to be first introduced into the English language).


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Silk weavers of Spitafields and Bethnal Green by A K. Sabin Download PDF EPUB FB2

Making History in Bethnal Green: different stories of nineteenth century silk weavers. This article written with Bruce Wheeler was based on careful – pre internet – research by Bruce Wheeler into the census returns of several streets in Bethnal Green in east London from Liz Trenow, author of The Silk Weaver, describes how discovering the house in which her silk weaving ancestors lived and worked in nearly three hundred years ago led to the inspiration for her new historical romance.

I was born into a family of silk weavers whose business started in the early s in Spitalfields, East London and are one of just three companies still weaving today (now in. In there were still 46 silk weaving workshops in the Bethnal Green and Spitalfields areas of East London.

James Leman: designer and master weaver. One Huguenot silk weaver was James Leman, a second-generation Huguenot émigré who unusually combined his skills as a designer with his role as a master weaver.

The silk weavers of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green: with a catalogue and illustrations of Spitalfields silks. MLA Citation. Sabin, Arthur Knowles. The silk weavers of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green: with a catalogue and illustrations of Spitalfields silks London.

Spitalfields and Bethnal Green. As a result of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV inFrench Protestants, driven by persecution from their own country, took refuge in England in large numbers. Silk weaving was one of the main occupations/skills of these migrants.

Silk-weavers from abroad had settled in England long before Spitalfields / ˈ s p ɪ t əl f iː l d z / is a district in the East End of London and within the London Borough of Tower area is formed around Commercial Street (on the A London Inner Ring Road) and includes the locale around Brick Lane, Christ Church, Toynbee Hall and Commercial has several markets, including Spitalfields Market, the historic Old Spitalfields.

For centuries Silk Weaving was the dominant industry in Spitalfields and neighbouring areas like Bishopsgate, Whitechapel and Bethnal Green, spreading as far as Mile End to the east, and around parts of Clerkenwell further west.

Silkweavers were incorporated as a London City Company in Bethnal Green, Spitalfields, Whitechapel and Shoreditch all became popular weaving areas, partially due to the immigration of the Huguenot weavers.

Weavers would aim to work outside the walls of the City of London in order to avoid levies issued by the Guilds. The Act of included those weavers who worked upon silk mixed with other materials, and that of extended the provisions to female weavers.

The 'Spitalfields Acts' continued in force until ; and their effect can only be described as disastrous. They were passed to get rid of an evil, but they originated an evil of a different kind.

Buy Silk Weavers of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green by Arthur Knowles Sabin (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Arthur Knowles Sabin. When a book by A. Sabin called The Silk Weavers of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green was published in it reported the only survivors of the old industry were ‘a scattered group of eleven [weavers] only, and these eleven all elderly persons, who will leave no successors to carry on on the tradition of Spitalfields silk weaving, when at.

Bethnal Green is an area in the East End of London centred 1 mile ( km) northeast of Liverpool Street has two Overground stations (one being named Cambridge Heath) and one Underground currently also gives its name to an electoral ward of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and co-encompasses St Peter's ward (emulating its Anglican daughter parish to that saint).

BETHNAL GREEN. A low-lying district, separated from Stepney in the yearand made a parish by the name of St. Matthew, Bethnal Green. It is chiefly inhabited by poor weavers of silk, connected with the great French settlement in Spitalfields. Then I scoured both the and Censuses for London looking for silk weavers named Collier living in Spitalfields or Bethnal Green.

I found some more weavers’ families living together or near each other. There was a particular concentration of weavers in Bethnal Green. I established that there were approximately 30 silk weavers named. The Story of the Huguenots is aimed at the general reader and sets out to tell the complete story of the Huguenot people.

The first third of the book looks at the history of the Protestant religion in France and the harsh persecution that led the Huguenots to flee abroad, the second explores the places where they settled – not just in England but further afield as well – while the third.

Get this from a library. The silk weavers of Spitalfields and Bethnal Green: with a catalogue and illustrations of Spitalfields silks. [Arthur K Sabin; Bethnal Green Museum.].

3 & 5 Club Row, two survivors of a terrace of six four-room houses built The terraces of silk merchants’ houses in Spitalfields declare their history readily, yet these more modest buildings of the same era survive as the last vestiges of the workshops and dwellings where the journeyman weavers pursued their trade.

On Charles Collier’s daughter Maria married Francis Dearman, Weaver (age 21) at St Thomas Church, Bethnal Green. (Also see further family connection in Note 1) I recently obtained a secondhand copy of the book, The London Weavers’ Companyby Alfred Plummer. Silk weaving, for example, was a highly important part of the metropolitan economy for much of the 18th century, centred around the activities of French Huguenot and Irish families based in Bethnal Green and Spitalfields.

Silk was woven by families in their own homes as part of the ‘putting out’ system, with perhaps as many as 50, people. Bethnal Green was always a poor parish, only formed in to house the overspill of poor journeymen weavers from Spitalfields as London expanded eastwards over the marshy and typhus-infested fields.

There was no ‘squirearchy’ since most of the middling class had the good sense to move out to more attractive locations.

Bethnal Green,London England Weaver Agombar, william Aldgate Albert Charles Detnon Canal St Algate Pipe Maker Albert Combetes s Paddington Soldier and French Hospital of London patron ales add - Bethnal Green Silk Weaver Allah From - To Spitalfields Silk Weavers.Standard economic histories dealing with the silk‐weaving industry in nineteenth‐century Spitalfields and Bethnal Green have conventionally told of a slow and terminal decline.

These accounts have also informed and reflected influential social and cultural histories of East London that tell similar tales of a community experiencing massive.- Explore pamelafineberg's board "Huguenot Weavers and Spitalfields area" on Pinterest.

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