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Saturday
Jul202013

The Textile Conservation Workshop

During our Lower Hudson River Valley weekend, we took a side trip over to South Salem, New York. There, we visited the Textile Conservation Workshop to pick up an important quilt for the Historical Society of Moorestown. The quilt was made by students of the Aimwell School for Girls in Philadelphia, 1847. The tape loom binding was frayed and in need of conservation. The Workshop stabilized the binding by carefully hand stitching netting around the perimeter of the quilt. The Workshop performs expert conservation and we were duly impressed. Funding for this project is generously provided by the New Jersey Questers Organization.

 Conserved binding on the left, original binding, right.

Quilt made by the Aimwell School for Girls, Philadelphia, 1847.

 

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