Friday, November 27, 2009

Dyer Lynne visits New Mexico

Special thanks this Thanksgiving to Lynne Wallace for coming out to New Mexico to work with us on replenishing our yarn supplies. Lynne can get subtle and very specific shades of color that we would struggle with otherwise. She uses light- and wash-fast acid dyes, and can even dye mohair roving which we card into our restoration materials to get that sheen in certain weavings. A real dyed-in-the-wool artist! She can be contacted at, and is currently based in western Massachusetts.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Restorative power at work

Moth damage repaired on a 19th century Caucasian Lenkoran rug.

The pictures speak for themselves. Work done by Liz Stevens at Textival.

The Care and Maintenance of Oriental and Navajo Rugs

Some basic information will help you care for your collections of rugs and textiles. Chubb Insurance's Collectors Newsletter asked us to put together a basic guide for their clients, which is now available online: