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  • New Year’s Greetings!

        Our 2018 Christmas Card showed a detail of an exquisite c.19th Chinese embroidery, which was thought to have been made to celebrate a wedding as it depicts a range of paired animals. The pair of quails signify courage and marital longevity, while the butterfly represents long life and…

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  • Milan to Sudbury

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    It has been lovely to have had Valentina Lombardo here with us this Summer.  Valentina is a textile restorer from…

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  • A Summer Afternoon Tea

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    A Summer afternoon tea was enjoyed by us all at Harriet’s Team Room in Bury St. Edmunds in August, when…

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  • Conserving the Coronation Robes

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    We felt very honoured to be asked to conserve some Coronation Robes belonging to Ickworth House (National Trust) near Bury…

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  • Let’s go Modelling!

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    On Monday, 19th March Maria attended an ICON Textile Group Course entitled “Fosshape™ Workshop”.  An exciting opportunity to learn more…

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  • Packaging and Storage of Textiles

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    From time to time we may be asked to simply help with the secure and safe packaging of an object/s. …

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  • New Year’s Greetings!

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    New Year Greetings from us all at May Berkouwer Textile Conservation Happy 2018!

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  • A visit to Theatre Royal, Bury St. Edmunds

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    Theatre Royal ~ Bury St. Edmunds On a very wintry Saturday morning in December we visited the Theatre Royal in…

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  • Three Family Samplers

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    Often we are approached by someone who is concerned a job may be too small for us.  This would never…

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  • A visit to Stephen Walters and Sons Ltd.

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    Stephen Walters and Sons Ltd. ~ Woven in England since 1720 From Spitalfields to Sudbury, Stephen Walters and Sons Ltd.…

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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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