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Modern Textile Art is Often Not Created for Conservation
One of the biggest challenges in conservation is when the artists were not thinking about their pieces being loved and collected, and eventually, cleaned and conserved, and work in mediums that are experimental (as in the case of early acrylics). … Continue reading
Posted in antiques, art, CAUTIONS, conservation techniques, decorative motifs, painted objects, preservation, reparation, restoration techniques, textiles Tagged #blackhistory, #pacificnorthwest, #portlandoregon, #tentstitch, #textileconservation, #textilerestoration, artist, Chicago, embroidery, Ken Ellis, textile art, the Shore Family Leave a comment
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
Posted in antiques, CAUTIONS, decorative motifs, history, musings, preservation, textiles Tagged crazy quilt, embroidery, fabric, family heirlooms, flowers, Hoyt, Ken Ellis, Oregon, Portland, Portland Oregon, spiders, Textile conservation, the Shore Family, Victorian 4 Comments
K is for Ken Ellis’s Embroidered Textile Art: A-to-Z Challenge
We had the pleasure to conserve two pieces of Ken Ellis’ textile art for a private collector: the Shore Family, above, and Elizi Danto, bottom. It was a simple treatment, to clean as best we could some staining from a … Continue reading