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 techniques used in conservation.
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.
Each textile is studied with sensitivity to texture, pattern, condition, lighting and location. Mounts are designed to protect and preserve a 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.
Throughout the fall season we were able to work on the extraordinary wedding gown of Amacette Laidley Summers. The dress itself, to say the very least, stunning… It is made from a cream colored silk
In 1854, the first known police matrons (also called jail matrons) were hired by New York City to search and guard female prisoners, but they were civilians with no law enforcement powers.
Sarah “Sadie” Hill
In the midst of seasonal cleaning yesterday we stumbled upon so many special buttons! Most are Julia’s collection. The buttons in our hands are from a sewing kit that used to belong to Julia’s