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Conservation works with the layers of history accumulated over the object’s lifetime, it is not just about restoring what has been lost.  Conservation is concerned with the prevention of further deterioration and preserving the history and craft that went into the object of which the details may become forgotten over time. Conservation can inform and inspire us by providing a valuable window into our past.

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10th Anniversary Celebrations
10th Anniversary Celebrations
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10 years ago, in March 2007, we opened our current studio.  To mark the Anniversary, we held a series of Open Days…

Warner Archive Textiles – Bizarre Silk
Warner Archive Textiles – Bizarre Silk
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This month saw Maria preparing a Bizarre silk sample, belonging to the Warner Archive Textiles of Braintree, ready for display at Gainsborough’s…

Tapestries from the Spangled Bedroom at Knole
Tapestries from the Spangled Bedroom at Knole
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Conservation of the Tapestries from the Spangled Bedroom at National Trust Property Knole by May Berkouwer Textile Conservation This is our third Bulletin regarding…

Ickworth House – Peeking Behind their Curtains
Ickworth House – Peeking Behind their Curtains
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February and March saw Anna and Maria working on site at National Trust’s Ickworth House conserving the Drawing Room curtains in…