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Caring for Textiles

The care of fabrics and textiles is an art in itself. This book will help us preserve the collection.

Caring for Textiles is a 1977 book, written by Karen Finch and Greta Putnam with illustrations by Danielle Bosworth. Karen Finch was a textiles expert, training in weaving first of all before going on to found the Textile Conservation Centre at Hampton Court Palace. (I haven't found anything about Greta Putnam - can anyone out there in blogland help?) The book is a useful guide looking after textiles, both on display and in storage. It is easy to read and some of the advice is just as practical now as it was then. 

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