Clients at the Textile Conservation Studio

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

The 400-year-old Spangled Bed has been dismantled at Knole, a National Trust property in Kent, to be sent away for conservation.

Knole, Kent

Inspired by Knole is a £19.8million building and conservation project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to preserve the buildings and collections at Knole and open new spaces to visitors. As part of this project we have been working closely with the property to conserve various large textile objects.

Conservator dismantling a lampshade fom The Argory

Conserving Lampshades from the Argory

Occasionally conservation treatment is just not viable. These lampshades from The Argory have had new silk shades, but using the original beaded fringe.

Conservators working on site at Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Hardwick is internationally renowned for its collections, most notably its textile collection, largely sourced and collected by Bess of Hardwick in the later years of the sixteenth century. Our working relationship is ongoing with Hardwick with an object either always in the studio or in the planning phase for conservation. Find out about our most recent conservation projects.

Conservator working on chair covers from Mount Stewart House

Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart has been undergoing an £8 million restoration project, of which these chair covers were part of. The main objective of this project was to clean the covers and infill the losses, to ensure their future stability and to complement the re-gilded chair frames.

Conservators working on the chenille carpet from Cragside

Cragside, Northumberland

Conservation of a 19th century Chenille carpet