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  • Sudbury Silk Festival – A Celebration of Silk

    Saturday, 7th September heralded the Sudbury Silk Festival, which celebrated the rich history of silk weaving in Sudbury with a day-long programme of exhibitions, talks, silk walks, a silk architectural heritage walk and workshops.  The long tradition of silk weaving in the town stretches back to the 1780’s.  By 1844…

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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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  • 1860’s Painted Burmese Maps

    Cambridge University Library  approached us to assist with the safe storage of a collection of three hand-painted 1860’s  Burmese Maps. The Maps…

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  • Fans in new display at Ickworth House

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    We were recently commissioned to conserve a small selection from the gorgeous Ickworth House NT fan’s collection. After being surface…

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  • Dress for the War: Costume Mounting Uniforms for IWM Duxford

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    Dressed for War: Costume Mounting for The American Air Museum, IWM Duxford The year started with a large, on-site project…

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  • IWM’s Civic Banner goes on display at Limerick Museum to celebrate the Easter Uprising 1916

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    The Imperial War Museum in London owns the Civic Banner bearing the coat of arms of Limerick which was confiscated…

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  • “Christ in Glory” – Coventry Cathedral

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    Article in Museums + Heritage on line magazine outlining the impressive cleaning of this great Tapestry. To read this article…

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  • V & A Galleries

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    For the past two years our studio team has worked tirelessly  to conserve the tapestry ‘Moses and Pharoahs Crown’ The tapestry…

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  • 552 square metres of vacuuming

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    For the past four weeks our studio has teamed up with Textile Conservation Ltd to conserve the Christ in Glory in…

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  • An Interesting Find!

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    Recently, we had a guest in the studio who brought in a sampler for May to examine and possibly get…

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  • Student Internship Completed

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    Jamie Robinson, a student on the MPhil Textile Conservation course at the University of Glasgow completed her summer placement here…

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  • Warner Spring Fair

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    May was invited to the Warner Textile Archive Spring Fair on 11 May 2014. She presented a talk on textile…

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  • Liz Trenow Research Visit

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    Local author Liz Trenow contacted me whilst researching her second novel. She wished to conduct some research into textile conservation…

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