Textile Conservation Studio: our clients

Our work with clients takes us to some amazing places © 172768

Our work with clients takes us to some amazing places

Latest update 20.08.2013 14:52

Our studio is run as an enterprise and treats textiles for both National Trust properties and private clients. Here is a brief list of some of the recent projects we have worked on...


Recent National Trust projects include:

  • Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire - the continued conservation of a set of thirteen huge 16th century tapestries, a project that has required careful project management over the past fifteen years.
  • Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire – conservation of the Penelope hanging, the first of a set of large embroideries, from the Great Hangings series.
  • Knole, Kent - the continued conservation of the 17th century James II bed, involving complex treatments of the numerous component parts. During the project our staff have worked alongside conservators of other disciplines, house staff and fundraisers.
  • Dunham Massey, Cheshire – treatment and netting of Queen Anne chairs.
  • Claydon, Buckinghamshire - the conservation and mounting for display of Lord Verneys Robe, a 17th century doublet, bodice and stays and a rare 17th centuary man’s wedding suit.
  • Powis, Powys - the installation of Tipu’s tent on loan to the Whitworth Gallery Manchester.
  • Erddig, Wrexham - the successful conservation of a set of caffoy seat covers, day bed and pelmets.
  • Berrington Hall, Herefordshire - the completion of the third phase of a costume survey.
  • Polesden Lacey, Surrey - the in situ cleaning of the Dining Room silk wall coverings.

Recent Private Client projects include:

  • Houghton Hall / V&A Museum – on site cleaning and netting of seat furniture.
  • Holkham Hall, Norfolk - supervision of NADFAS volunteers on a project to net furniture.
  • Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire - tapestry pieces mounted for display, working on site with conservation students. Provision of interpretation panels and handling items for visitors.
  • Westminster Abbey, London - conservation of four embroidered panels from Elizabeth II’s Coronation.
  • St John the Baptist Church, Lound, Suffolk – Conservation of the 19th century Ninian Comper designed reredos.
  • Bunratty Castle, Ireland – collection survey. Onsite and studio treatment applied to key items of textiles on open display.
  • Hopetoun House, Scotland – consultancy visits for tapestry conservation project.
  • Chevening House, Kent – conservation of a set of seven pieces of early 18th century tapestry.