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  • The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Corgi Café

    In this week of Macmillan’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’, here at May Berkouwer Textile Conservation we got in on the act too!  At our very own Corgi Café we indulged in cake and coffee …. and lots of it! A good time was had by all and a lovely donation…

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  • Sudbury Silk Festival – A Celebration of Silk

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    Saturday, 7th September heralded the Sudbury Silk Festival, which celebrated the rich history of silk weaving in Sudbury with a…

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  • Ickworth House – Library Sofa

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    During the early Summer of 2019 Anna worked in-situ at Ickworth House, Bury St. Edmunds, conserving their exquisite Library Sofa…

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  • Arthur Pryke of Drinkstone – A War Memorial Remembered

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    Private Arthur Pryke was born in the Suffolk Village of Drinkstone and was one of the Drinkstone men who never…

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  • Conserving the Silk Wall-Coverings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court – A Conclusion

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    June 2019 saw the completion of the treatment to the silk wall-coverings in the Boudoir of Arlington Court.   It…

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  • Sudbury Silk Festival – A Celebration of Silk in Sudbury

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    Saturday, 7th September 2019 sees Sudbury celebrating Silk in Sudbury Discover Sudbury’s long tradition of silk weaving that stretches back…

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  • Conserving the Silk Wall-Coverings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court

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    May Berkouwer and Gerda Koppatz are busy conserving the silk wall-coverings in the Boudoir at Arlington Court.  For a sneek…

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  • New Year’s Greetings!

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        Our 2018 Christmas Card showed a detail of an exquisite c.19th Chinese embroidery, which was thought to have…

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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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  • Irish Celebrations – Castletown style

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    June 2018 saw a celebration take place at Castletown House, Ireland’s earliest and finest Palladian house. It marked the successful…

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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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