Tag Archives: family heirlooms

My “Business” Sketchbook: Webbing Stretchers

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Originally posted on D.Katie Powell Art:
My commitment to documenting the upholstery studio is ongoing; Palma Rea’s challenge prompted this watercolor sketch. I said no more challenges but her list is too much fun. I chose Mitchell’s webbing stretchers…

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Quilts as a Microcosm of History

I am sure that more eloquent history writers than I have written on the role of quilts as historical objects.  I want to share my perspective on the single object that we: see the most distress over condition issues, even … Continue reading

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Process: Chippendale Camelback Settee Upholstery

by DKP This came to us a badly damaged sentimental family heirloom.  The settee buildup was carefully excavated, the frame disassembled, the broken parts (arm, shoulder) were repaired and replaced.  The original innards were cleaned and used to rebuild the … Continue reading

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How Do I Take Care of THIS?

by DKP How do you get information on caring for your precious family heirlooms?  We are asked how-to frequently, in areas where we have little expertise (photographs, digital information, etc.).  However, we know where people can obtain the info they … Continue reading

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