Our work

Our textiles conservators will be working in situ every Thursday and Friday © Basildon Park

Our textiles conservators will be working in situ every Thursday and Friday

Saving the Crimson Bedroom

Conservation of the Crimson Bedroom textiles has been nearly a year in the planning, so we are delighted to have started the work in situ this May.
We have made a start with the bed, but the window curtains and the settee will also be conserved by early 2014.

What our textile conservators do...

 © Basildon Park

Our Textile Conservators, Victoria and Jane, are currently working on one of the bed hangings from the head of the bed. They use specialist techniques to clean the fabric and remove any old, patchy netting before applying a new supportive net to the entire piece. This new net has been carefully dyed to achieve the best possible colour match to the original and will offer greater support to the aged fabric. The new covering is painstakingly applied by hand.

Victoria and Jane will be in residence each Thursday and Friday as they undertake this very special project.

What our textile conservators do...

 © Basildon Park

Our Textile Conservators, Victoria and Jane, are currently working on one of the bed hangings from the head of the bed. They use specialist techniques to clean the fabric and remove any old, patchy netting before applying a new supportive net to the entire piece. This new net has been carefully dyed to achieve the best possible colour match to the original and will offer greater support to the aged fabric. The new covering is painstakingly applied by hand.

Victoria and Jane will be in residence each Thursday and Friday as they undertake this very special project.

What our textile conservators do...

 © Basildon Park

Our Textile Conservators, Victoria and Jane, are currently working on one of the bed hangings from the head of the bed. They use specialist techniques to clean the fabric and remove any old, patchy netting before applying a new supportive net to the entire piece. This new net has been carefully dyed to achieve the best possible colour match to the original and will offer greater support to the aged fabric. The new covering is painstakingly applied by hand.

Victoria and Jane will be in residence each Thursday and Friday as they undertake this very special project.

What our textile conservators do...

 © Basildon Park

Our Textile Conservators, Victoria and Jane, are currently working on one of the bed hangings from the head of the bed. They use specialist techniques to clean the fabric and remove any old, patchy netting before applying a new supportive net to the entire piece. This new net has been carefully dyed to achieve the best possible colour match to the original and will offer greater support to the aged fabric. The new covering is painstakingly applied by hand.

Victoria and Jane will be in residence each Thursday and Friday as they undertake this very special project.

What our textile conservators do...

 © Basildon Park

Our Textile Conservators, Victoria and Jane, are currently working on one of the bed hangings from the head of the bed. They use specialist techniques to clean the fabric and remove any old, patchy netting before applying a new supportive net to the entire piece. This new net has been carefully dyed to achieve the best possible colour match to the original and will offer greater support to the aged fabric. The new covering is painstakingly applied by hand.

Victoria and Jane will be in residence each Thursday and Friday as they undertake this very special project.

What our textile conservators do...

 © Basildon Park

Our Textile Conservators, Victoria and Jane, are currently working on one of the bed hangings from the head of the bed. They use specialist techniques to clean the fabric and remove any old, patchy netting before applying a new supportive net to the entire piece. This new net has been carefully dyed to achieve the best possible colour match to the original and will offer greater support to the aged fabric. The new covering is painstakingly applied by hand.

Victoria and Jane will be in residence each Thursday and Friday as they undertake this very special project.

What our textile conservators do...

 © Basildon Park

Our Textile Conservators, Victoria and Jane, are currently working on one of the bed hangings from the head of the bed. They use specialist techniques to clean the fabric and remove any old, patchy netting before applying a new supportive net to the entire piece. This new net has been carefully dyed to achieve the best possible colour match to the original and will offer greater support to the aged fabric. The new covering is painstakingly applied by hand.

Victoria and Jane will be in residence each Thursday and Friday as they undertake this very special project.

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Damage to curtains in Crimson Bedroom

Textile conservation is very specialised and costly. We are looking to raise £10000 by the end of 2013. If you would like to support our work at Basildon Park, please dig deep and give whatever you can via JustGiving.

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