Thursday, August 1, 2013

Textile Conservation Resources

Needleprint mostly deals with samplers but the links they have published to museum guidelines for textile conservation may be of interest to anyone with needlework they want to repair, clean or put away safely for the next generation.
http://needleprint.blogspot.com/2013/07/textile-conservation-guidelines-and.html

The first article talks about storage, maintenance and display with many practical tips and illustrations.  It mostly talks about clothing but a lot of information is very useful for anyone with antique textiles under their roof.  I found the storage section especially interesting.

The second article lays out the guidelines for textile conservation in Britain and has much more reference and source information.  I found the information about conservation materials particularly interesting.  This starts on page 73.  Both documents were written for British museums so not all sources for information, supplies and advice are going to be practical for those in other countries.

Written by Jane/Chilly Hollow
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