Textiles enrich our lives. We preserve, repair, restore & display.
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Textiles enrich our lives.
We preserve, repair, restore & display.
Conservation & Repair
Beloved christening gowns, fragile wedding dresses, and other heirlooms all deserve skilled treatments to preserve the past and enrich our lives and those of our children. Fine hand-stitching, reweaving, dye and stain analysis are among the techniques used in conservation.
Cleaning & Care
Acidic discoloration, stains and creases can often be removed using a combination of wet and dry cleaning. After careful testing, cleaning, and stabilization, your heirlooms can be preserved for many more years to come.
Conservation & Repair
Each textile is studied with sensitivity to texture, pattern, condition, lighting and location. Mounts are designed to protect and preserve the textile while augmenting its strong graphic power or subtle beauty. Custom display can include the design of interior space and lighting, as well as professional installation to showcase textile collections harmoniously with other artworks.
Today I’m thrilled to share with you an amazing article by critically acclaimed author Virginia Postrel. An exploration of the technological significance of textiles, Virginia examines fabric’s cultural importance – whether buried in antiquity, hidden in our language, or glamorized in glossy periodicals. It’s a fascinating read that is sure to leave your head spinning! […]
Reflections From A Long Time Admirer And Importer Of Fine Batiks I first met Bill Royer as a child in Southeast Asia. Bill was enchanted with the hand crafts and skills found in batik making and basketry, carving, lacquer, farming, cooking, food, clothing and the many rural ceremonies centered around religion and seasons. For many […]
Let’s get to the point… Needles are a textile conservator’s best friend. We stab them through wool, tunnel them through tapestry warps, and tenderly ply them through lace and silk. Needles are our partners in constructing ladders and herringbones, our tools for figure-eights, and our means of tacking down loose embroidery. Archeological evidence suggests that […]