This month saw Maria preparing a Bizarre silk sample, belonging to the Warner Archive Textiles of Braintree, ready for display at Gainsborough’s House (Sudbury, Suffolk) as part of their ‘Silk: From Spitalfields to Sudbury’ exhibition which opened on 17th June, 2017.
The object needed to be surface cleaned, creases eased and then mounted.
The conservation work in progress …
Humidification and easing of creases: here the silk is pinned out during treatment
… and the conservation work complete …
Mounted Bizarre Silk sample designed by James Leman, after conservation
You can see this lovely piece on display until 8 October 2017 at Gainsborough’s House: http://www.gainsborough.org/event/silk-from-spitalfields-to-sudbury/