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Tapestry double cloth. Cotton. (Original Artwork)
The original jacquard woven tapestry is a double cloth. The weaving has cotton yarns in the warp and weft.
All Artwork is best preserved if care is taken to ensure they are correctly stored and displayed.
When tapestries are not hanging it is best to roll the tapestry with a core support. Use acid free paper and protect by covering with an inert material such as polyethylene Tyvek®.
If creases do appear in the textile during storage, then the tapestry can be carefully ironed on the reverse side using a low heat and a protective material between the iron and the textile surface.
Avoid hanging the artwork in direct sunlight.
The safest way to clean the tapestry is by vacuuming. Use the hoover nozzle and hold the nozzle 5 - 10cm above the textile to reduce the suction pressure. To prevent scuffing or pulling loose threads, cover the nozzle itself with muslin, fine net or stocking, which can be held on with an elastic band.
If the tapestry requires further cleaning, then wet cleaning or solvent cleaning should be undertaken by a professional.
For further advice and services visit The Textile Conservancy.
http://www.textile-conservation.co.uk/ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am fascinated by the physical and metaphorical construction of cloth and its relation to body, memory and space.
Hillard has an interdisciplinary approach to her art practice, embracing both textile and non-textile materials and processes including digital and traditional hand weaving, print, photography as well as audio-visual technologies.
Hillard’s work is exhibited nationally and internationally and has been awarded First Prize in the Wales Contemporary/Cymru Gyfoes International juried exhibition. Her work has been selected for the Valcellina Award, Italy; received First Prize in the International Textile Exhibition, Belgium, the International Textiles Biennial Scythia, Ukraine and the Shell Fremantle Print Award, Australia. Within International Juried exhibitions she has been awarded ‘Excellent Honourable Mention’ in the 8th Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea and the 7th and 8th’ Lausanne to Beijing’ International Fiber Art Biennale by the China Craft & Art Association.
She has undertaken several site-referential installations and private commissions in partnership with the National Trust, Mission Gallery, Swansea and Aberglasney Trust, Carmarthenshire, Wales. Her exhibition ‘Into the light of things’ and audio-textile installation ‘Forest of Forgotten Shadows’ at the National Trusts, Newton House was awarded ‘Excellence in Visual Arts & Crafts’ for the Celebration of Culture Awards, Carmarthenshire County Council.
Her work is included in the National Trust Contemporary Art Collection, the Lloyd Cotsen Textile Traces Collection, USA and the Fibre Art Collection of the City of
Photos: Dewi Tannatt Lloyd