Date completed : 19 January 2019 Duration : 1 Month
Janie Lightfoot

We relied on high res imaging being sent to us to enable correct colour matching of the threads to be used. The measurements for the finished size of the display board were also sent and we were able to make up this board at the studio. All tools and materials that were needed were transported and a small studio was set up in a space provided by the client. 

The fragments required a light controlled suction clean and a humidity treatment, as they had been previously cleaned, a improvised humidity chamber was set up which produced very good results.

The work consisted of ensuring that the two fragments were placed in the correct position, that the design read well and that the spacing was correct.
We worked with the client and from the research document of the fragments, together through measurements of repeats in the design and the border placement we drew up a plan with what we all felt was the correct positioning.

Once the two fragments were in place, they were secured into position using a couching stitch method, making sure that every warp and weft was secured. The threads that had been colour matched to a high res image worked very well. 

The fragments are now in a stable condition to be able to continue further research without the risk of damage.

Before treatment
Before treatment
Before Treatment
Before treatment
HUmidity Treatment
Work in progress
Work in progress
Work completed on the bottom fragment
The completed work

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