FEEDBACK FRIDAY: Textile Conservation + Natural Dyes - Shared screen with speaker view
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Did Kate do all the work remotely, or did she go onsite to CMA and the Met at any point?
can you tell us something about the wool for the fabric and what kind of sheep were sought
what kind of wool/fleece ?
Wow—question for Kate. You mentioned making plates for embossed/moired fabric—are these plates heated to set the pattern in the fabric? Could you talk a little bit more on this since there is so little information now?
Who actually made the furniture?
Nancy, is the bolster just cotton wadding?
Is the source of the fiber from which type sheep… mater?
So amazing! I’m interested in all of your backgrounds in conservation, what drew you all to conservation and why do you believe in it’s importance?
Can you comment on the life expectancy of the colours used on both pieces of furniture?
Is it a metal plate that is made for the press?
Kathy Hattori—thank you for mentioning what happened in Atlanta at the beginning of this.
Thank you so much, Stephen. Just what I wanted to know.
The trim? Woven, structure, fiber?
Light in museum
Does the color shift under gallery lighting?
Kate, I have great, fond memories of time with Norman. Would you mind saying how he’s doing these days?
could you talk more about the wool twill process in the washing machine? TY
Thank you all (including Stephen—nice input). It is so lovely to hear from textile conservators, traditional weavers, etc. What a treat.
Couldn’t agree more with Stephen!
Also (on Kate Ellis’ question) very interested in the Pantone match, taking into consideration the gallery lighting.
Does the tin in the dye affect people sitting on the seat?
as a former student of Marshfield, I totally endorse Kate’s weaving school!
Curious to know if students using the 17th and 18th century looms are looking to make new objects for home furnishings or fashion markets - emerging slow textiles/care craft culture economy :)
Why is the napping done? Function? Appearance.
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It was particularly fortunate that part of the original wool fabric was preserved on the settee in Cleveland since Hope doesn’t say anything in his treatise about upholstery fabrics.
Does your work in conservation influence how you treat and care for textiles in your personal lives? Are there any techniques or principles we can keep in mind when trying to extend the life of our own textile projects?
That would just make me want to take a nap
so are the historical looms primarily counter balance, jack?
Vacuum your furniture! Dust gets on the textiles just as much as the table tops.
No, this is Ellie Blachly
I/m curious as to what follows the pressing (watermark) .
Does all the hide glue remain?
Where do the original surviving upholsteries go after conservation work is done?
so do you have any idea when looms in the US transitioned from being counterbalance to jack? as a contemporary hand weaver I mostly encounter jack mechanisms
Jack looms are 20th century, I think
thank you! great presentation
This is very interesting; can I have a zoom link of my own?
This makes me want to know more about the bedroom furniture I have that we sleep on. It is my great great grandmother's Eastlake furniture made for their family from Upstate New York. I need to be more careful with it for sure. There is a bed with headboard and footboard, 3 ladies chairs a commode and a dresser both with marble tops
Thank you so very much. Robin, Nancy, Kate -- lovely to see this work.
Great presentation! I also started my weaving career at Marshfield in 1980 and am now a weaving teacher, too.
Thank you; VERY fascinating! Gotta run
so interesting! Thanks!
So, as textile artists ourselves, we should be keeping copies dye notebooks and pictures, is what you’re saying. It’s our generous contribution to future conservators!
Thank you all!
Thank you Everyone, so very interesting!
How wonderful your careers !!
Thank you so much - Robin, Nancy, Kate, you all are such amazing professionals.
Thank you for this great program!
That was so interesting. Thank you all!
Wonderful program! Thank you!
Most enjoyable hearing about your collaboration. Thanks you all the presenters for your time and expertise!
thank you so much
Fascinating presentation! Thank you
Thanks so much
Thank you so much for the presentation! Lovely to see the complexity and testing behind the dye process.
Thank you. Great presentation.
Thank you so much for this fascinating presentation!
Thank you so much for this clear presentation of such a complex project.
Can you put up your website?
I love these calls, thank you so much, can’t wait for next week
Thank you! Great presentation.
Thank you for the presentation. I will look at furniture in museums with more appreciation. Fascinating on all levels.
Thanks Kathy and Amy! Always classy!
wonderful thank you
Thank you all for sharing your knowledge and expertise. 🙏
So grateful for the sharing of expertise and knowledge and some fun too!
no ... what happened, did your clocks change? I’m in the UK and always log on at 5pm 😧
The Feedback Friday presentations are so inspirational; thank you!!
Thanks for this talk. So interesting!
In Sweden there is a place where they still use teasel to napp the wool fabric
Christina - Yes, sadly American clocks went back an hour last weekend for daylight savings.
ow, so sad, I didn't know about the clock, I am so happy that it is recorded!
Thanks Heidi! Super informative!
Thank you all, wonderful presentation!
thank you for the fabulous presentations!
Heidi, love your hair too!
watch her sewing too! so fun and meditative!
The week reverb is hilarious
Thank you all 😍
Thank you so much, very inspirational. as always.
Thank you, Nancy, Robin and Kate! Wonderful presentation!
Thank you, really well done!
Thank you very much for this lecture it was interesting. Extremely interesting Heidi.
Thanks so much!
Thank you all very informative ! :)
Who was the weave podcast by?
thank you so much! yes, I tea
Hi Kathy! Nice to see you too!
Thanks so much everyone! Fascinating presentation!
thank you so much!
thanks for this amazing presentation!