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 where textiles are stored should be cleaned regularly to prevent insect infestation and the accumulation of dust. Inspect objects every six months. Signs of insect problems include small irregular holes and casings from larvae. Some objects, if not too fragile, may be vacuumed to remove dust. Vacuum in an up and down motion, on and off the fabric, with a soft brush attachment. Do not vacuum across the surface as this is very abrasive and can cause more harm than good.
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13 Sep 2016 - Blog