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  • A visit to Stephen Walters and Sons Ltd.

    Stephen Walters and Sons Ltd. ~ Woven in England since 1720 From Spitalfields to Sudbury, Stephen Walters and Sons Ltd. most definitely opulently add to the rich silk history that our lovely Suffolk market town so proudly holds.  On Wednesday, 1st November we were delighted and honoured to be able…

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  • High Sheriff of Suffolk Visit

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    We were delighted to welcome Geoffrey Probert, the High Sheriff of Suffolk, to our Studio on Wednesday, 4th October.  Geoffrey…

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  • A visit to the Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company

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    When a team of designers from the Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company visited our 10th Anniversary Open Day, and said how…

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  • Chinese Robes Exhibited at Melford Hall

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    In September we had the privilege to work with Melford Hall of Long Melford in Suffolk.  The National Trust House…

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  • 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…

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  • New Methods for Cleaning Paper and Textiles

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    Richard Wolbers Course International Academic Projects British Library, 5th – 7th June 2017 By Anna Peck May, Maria and myself,…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Knole’s Spangled Bedroom Tapestries

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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…

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  • New Year’s Greetings!

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    Best New Year’s wishes to all! Many of you will have received our Christmas card, this year depicting the Roman Emperor…

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  • Helping the Police with their Enquiries!

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    At the end of November, Anna and Maria travelled to Dublin to work on the display for the new Garda…

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  • A Spangled Opportunity

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      Conservation of the Tapestries from the Spangled Bedroom at National Trust Property Knole by May Berkouwer Textile Conservation We are…

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  • Conserving an Embroidered Fragment by Mrs Delany

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    Recently we had the pleasure of working on one of the exquisite embroideries by Mrs Delany. Mrs Mary Delany was an…

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  • In Memoriam of Dale Mann 1959 – 2016

    Dale Mann was an artist, a father and a friend. He came to work with me in 2006, by accident…

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  • The Triumph of Prudence unveiled at the National Museum of Scotland

    Recently the National Museum of Scotland had completed the latest phase of their updating Masterplan. As part of this, our…

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