Watts & Co.

Liturgical vestment + textile firm Watts & Co. have launched a redesigned website. "Watts & Co is one of the most remarkable survivals of the Gothic Revival of the nineteenth century: a firm founded in 1874 by three leading late-Victorian church architects,  George Frederick Bodley, Thomas Garner and George Gilbert Scott, the Younger, to produce furniture and textiles in a style distinctly their own.  The founders of Watts were young men of a new generation of architects who were moving away from the vigorous style of the early Gothic Revival towards a more refined and sensitive understanding of the Gothic style."

Keith Murray worked for the firm and designed the Archbishop's cope for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II before joining with Robert Magure (see St Paul, Bow Common).

The firm's collection includes textiles designed by Sir Ninian Comper and A. W. Pugin. Unfortunately, the new website no longer lists fabrics by designer.