I have some lace pieces that I want to put away for now.  Some are too big to lay flat.  Obviously it's not good to fold them, but what do you use to roll them around that won't damage the lace (acids from wood, etc.)?

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My understanding is that the museum people recommend using acid free archival paper. Make it into a tube and roll the lace around it. Cover the roll with washed and massively rinsed cotton. There are also acid free storage boxes. Again museum curators use this stuff. I don't have specific names or links. You will have to search online.

Also check out our CONSERVATIONS ISSUES group.

I should have made it clear that these are pieces I made (albeit some of them 30 years ago), not ancient pieces I obtained from elsewhere, although I guess they will be my kids' and grandkids' heirlooms someday.  I did read through the conservations group, but the only link provided is dead.

I will look for the acid-free archival paper and boxes.  Come to think of it, I have quite a bit of acid-free paper that I originally purchased for scrapbooking, but I've switched to digital scrapbooking instead, so it's not being used.  Most of it isn't white or very light in color, but some is, and some pieces are big enough to make a tube to wrap my lace pieces around.

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