Daily Archives: October 30, 2015


What is textile restoration?

What is textile restoration?

Textiles are found in many things we use in everyday life including upholstered furniture, clothing, photos, quilts, tapestries, and flags. Materials can range from natural fibers like cotton and silk to synthetics such as nylon and polyester....

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The environment and textile degradation

The environment and textile degradation

Like other kinds of artwork, environmental factors greatly determine the longevity of textiles. When deciding where to display textiles, make sure to consider humidity, lighting and exposure to airborne pollutants. Lighting for textiles, as with works on...

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Storage advices for textile pieces

Storage advices for textile pieces

All of the environmental factors should be taken into consideration when choosing where to store textiles. Additionally, however, proper framing with archival materials can do a great deal to protect any artwork, especially fragile fabrics. The area...

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How to move degraded textiles

How to move degraded textiles

When moving or handling textiles it is important to remember that they are more fragile than they might appear. It is important to always distribute the weight of the fabric evenly, so that stress is not put...

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Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

Smoke and water damage are the greatest risks to textiles. Like paper, textiles become structurally weaker when wet so moving with an all over support is essential. If possible lay the object as flat as possible so...

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