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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.

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  • Rite of Passage: Preparing textiles for storage

    by Lauren Klamm Padded, stuffed, tied down, encased, or rolled, much time and energy is spent on devising the best way to keep beloved garments and artifacts safe for the next generation. Particularly in museums, objects will live most of their lives in storage, so proper packing directly prolongs the life of any artifact. In […]

  • No Thread Left Behind

    Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse: A New Exhibit at the Textile Museum By Lauren Klamm Before you throw out those old bits of fabrics, torn shirts or worn out blankets, take a trip to Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse (now through January 7, 2018) the new exhibit at the Textile Museum at George […]

  • Gloriously Blessing the Baby...and Restoring the Glory to the Gown

    Over the years we have cleaned, conserved, and repaired hundreds of historic christening dresses. Each one is different, short or long, tiered or sheer, embroidered or laced, pleated or smocked – each with its own family stories. Most have very yellowed ‘bib’ areas from sweet milky spittle, and often a host of rips and tears…..it […]