Bodleian Library, Gideon tapestries, Knole, Levy Intern, Studio life, Survey, Tapestry

My Textile Conservation Internship so far…

Since my first blog post back in September last year I have been very busy with all that being the current Levy Textile Conservation Studio intern entails. It seems very odd that I’m nearing the end of my first year, it’s gone so fast, but then they do say time flies when you’re having fun!… Continue reading My Textile Conservation Internship so far…

Furniture, Levy Intern, Pests, State bed, Studio life, Survey, Tapestry

From Hand towels to State Beds

For five days in May 2017, a team of Textile Conservators from the Studio traveled two miles down the road to Blickling Hall in Norfolk, to undertake condition surveys and estimates for treatment for all of the textile items on display on the visitor route. Blickling is a red-brick mansion left to the National Trust… Continue reading From Hand towels to State Beds

Cotehele, Studio life, Tapestry

Production of a printed photographic infill patch

The tapestry, ‘Leander taking leave of his parents’ (c. 1660-90), is from the King Charles Room at Cotehele, Cornwall, and has been at the Textile Conservation Studio in Norfolk since March 2015. It is one of three tapestries in the ‘Hero and Leander’ set at the property, measures 285cm high x 579cm wide and is… Continue reading Production of a printed photographic infill patch

Gideon tapestries, Hardwick Hall, Tapestry

Gideon through time

Have you ever wondered what our tapestries would have looked like with their original unfaded colours? Take a look at this brilliant digital representation of one of the 16th century Gideon tapestries from Hardwick Hall. See it fade from it's original colours through to what we see now - 450 years later. There are 13… Continue reading Gideon through time