New Workshop: Preservation of Textiles

Lynn Lancaster Gorges

This workshop will focus on the proper storage and display of historic textiles in a small museum or historic site setting. These items commonly include quilts, military uniforms, coverlets, bridal gowns, and needlework.

Participants will be shown how to make simple displays and supports to ensure the stability of their textiles, as well as how to fold and store items. Cleaning of items will be demonstrated using vacuuming methods, and safe wet cleaning methods will be discussed. Participants will learn how to cover a hanger and construct a flat mount in small groups. They will do basic stitching to demonstrate the most commonly used stitches when stabilizing textiles. Participants will take home samples of mounting fabric, batting, mounting board samples, and fabric used for stabilization.

NCPC is delighted to partner with the Page-Walker Arts and History Center to offer this educational opportunity in support of the preservation of our state’s history and collections.

Friday, September 8, 2017
Page-Walker Arts and History Center
119 Ambassador Loop, Cary, NC 27513

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. greeting and refreshments
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. workshop

See our Workshop page for more information and registration instructions.

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