Textile Conservation Workshop

April 4, 2013, Clackamas, OR

Proper textile preservation doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. This workshop, sponsored by the Registrars Committee – Western Region with support from the Oregon Museums Association, will provide those with some objects handling experience and those who wish to brush up on their skills a deeper knowledge of textile preventative care. A brief introduction to fiber composition and structure will help you understand why textiles do what they do, and why we care for them in the manner in which we do. By the end of this workshop you will know how to create an effective condition report, properly prepare textiles for storage, how to construct padded hangers (yours to take home), and how to photograph and roll textiles. As well, a portion of the afternoon will be dedicated to box construction. Feel free to bring an object that will fit into the 13″L x 8″W x 2.5″H practice box you will construct and keep.