The Textile Conservation and Restoration Studio provides cleaning for all types of textiles, using museum specifications. Oversized textiles such as banners, carpets, flags, tapestries, and upholstery are normally cleaned at the main Studio located in Girard Ohio. Mixed media textiles, such as beadwork, fans, hats, leather and suede can be cleaned, conserved and restored at both locations. Inner supports for apparel, accessories and mixed media artifacts can be made either for exhibit or storage. Special care is given to matching the colors, fabrics, threads, yarns and weaving construction in the restoration aspect of each work project.
Ohio Historical Society, President Harding's Pajamas, final inspection before returning to storage.
Senator John Heinz History Center "Sports Museum".
Special Exhibits John Heinz History Center, Blue Dress
Oscar de la Renta Bikini, metal woven carpet and dress, part of the The Carnegie Art and Natural History Museum's National Traveling Exhibit Aluminum, A Multi-Dimensional Metal.
President McKinley's Inaugural Flag(Senator John Heinz History Center) Assessing exhibition framing options.
Chinese Export Embroidery, testing threads before cleaning.
Campaign Flag of President Lincoln, after cleaning.
Silk and velvet heavily embroidered Crazy Quilt after restoration and conservation treatments.
George Washington Commemorative Coverlet dated 1869.
Close up of corner of Commemorative Coverlet with date. Woven from cotton, linen and wool. Wool dyed from Madder root.
Late 18c. French tapestry, cartoon attributed to Francois Boucher.
Needlepoint chair completely conserved and restored.