Textile Training

View from my attic

The second week of our closed season was a real treat for us Chaps as we had the textile conservators from Blickling Studios to train us how to clean our more delicate textile covered pieces of furniture.

We cannot clean these objects too often as we risk doing more damage than good by removing the fibers from the fabric. However it was decided that these objects needed cleaning now as the dust was really visible to visitors. Once we are trained then we can clean these objects in-house, and hopefully avoid the unsightly build-up of dust.

To clean these objects we needed to build some more scaffolding (yay!) so we could reach them. The first thing we started work on was the Lapierre Canopy in the Long Gallery. We had a tall scaffold tower and a short one to clean this.

The next object we were going to be working…

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