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For all questions and discussion of conservation issues: storage, to-starch-or-not-to-starch, acid free containers, etc.

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Conserving and displaying fragile old textiles 1 Reply

In connection with the display of the Chancay gauze, there are additional precautions to take.  Noone should think they are doing this textile a favor by asking an amateur to follow conservation…Continue

Started by J. Ames. Last reply by Administrator Mar 11, 2012.

Conserving and displaying fragile old textiles 4 Replies

I am joining this group to transfer the discussion that Beth Schoenberg and I started on my page.  In my article about the pre-Columbian lace, I briefly mentioned the…Continue

Started by Paula Harten. Last reply by Beth Schoenberg Feb 7, 2012.

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Comment by Sally Olsen on March 2, 2015 at 6:33pm

Elizabeth Kurella will be teaching several short 3 and 6-hour classes at the I.O.L.I. convention at Coralville, Iowa in July including "New Lives for Old Lace", "Normandy Lace" and "Mending Old Lace".  For details: I.O.L.I. 2015 classes.

Comment by Administrator on January 11, 2014 at 5:49pm

An interesting article from a foremost museum.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/blog/here-come-brides/grey-white-wet-cleanin...

Comment by Administrator on April 4, 2013 at 3:59pm

On April 3, 2013 J. Ames wrote a lengthy comment about washing silk lace.

http://laceioli.ning.com/group/identification-history?xg_source=act...

Comment by Chris Brill-Packard on February 3, 2012 at 8:15pm

Thank you Paula for sharing the link to the AIC website.   It is a very well written document that I will take to my lace group to share as we make a bobbin lace project.   We have some new members to our group that I am sure will appreciate the insight.  

Comment by Administrator on January 31, 2012 at 10:23pm

Chris

thanks for providing those documents.

Comment by Chris Brill-Packard on January 31, 2012 at 9:49pm

I hope everyone will share the 2 pages (documents) with all their friends who do hand crafts.   I have shared this with relatives and they stated they learned something new about how to save items for future generations.  Happy Lace making!

 

 
 
 

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