Studio life

New faces

Last Monday the Studio team expanded again when we welcomed two new conservators, Stella Gardner and Bevan O'Daly. Stella graduated from the Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow in 2013. During her studies she undertook work placements at the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio and Textile Conservation Ltd, Bristol. On completion of her training… Continue reading New faces

costume, Embroidery, Studio life

Getting to grips with our gift collection

In the early days of the Textile Studio, when it was under the direction of Pamela Clabburn, we collected a study collection of textile objects which were donated by members of the public. Unfortunately these objects have been sitting in boxes, as we have nowhere to display them. We are currently working on a programme… Continue reading Getting to grips with our gift collection

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

Studio life

Location, Location, Location!

The Studio is privileged to be working on a 16th century English tapestry depicting the county of Oxfordshire owned by the Bodleian Library, Oxford University.  It is one of a set of three map tapestries (Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, also in fragments) owned by University of Oxford, with a fourth tapestry (Warwickshire) in the set owned… Continue reading Location, Location, Location!