Instructor: Susan Jerome

Workshop Description: The American Institute for Conservation defines conservation as a profession devoted to the preservation of cultural property for the future. Activities included in conservation are examination, documentation, treatment, and preventative care of objects. Conservation treatment is meant to arrest the deterioration of an object and prevent any further damage. The overall objectives in conservation are to do no harm and to make sure that all treatment performed is reversible.

In this workshop participants will learn the differences between restoration and conservation of textiles while practicing the techniques. Students will learn basic repair stitching, proper storage techniques for textiles, and discuss questions concerning more involved textile-conservation procedures. Questions on textile cleaning will be addressed. Participants may bring one small conservation problem for discussion and repair. Each person will receive a kit with information, and fabric, needle and thread for practice. Go home with a sampler of the stitches and some of the techniques commonly used in quilt conservation


Supplies: A basic sewing kit that includes needles, pins and scissors, notebook and pencil (please, not a pen), one small conservation project for discussion and repair.

Materials/Handouts Fee: $5.00

Attendee Limit: 18

Textile Conservation


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