Younger Conservation Ltd offer services and experience in textile conservation/restoration, materials science, collections care and project management. We conserve a range of modern and historic textiles including: tapestry, embroideries, carpets, rugs, furnishing textiles, banners, costume, upholstery fabrics, lace and ecclesiastical embroidery; and work with other conservators and contractors to preserve related ‘Objects d’Art’.

We love what we do and take particular care to understand our client’s needs. Remedial work is carried out either in our well-equipped Perthshire workshop or on site. We travel widely within the UK to meet clients, inspect and consult on work that can be varied because each job presents different challenges.

Training and experience count for a great deal; we are accredited by the Institute of Conservation in both textile and preventive conservation. When possible, we take the opportunity to disseminate our knowledge to the future generation of conservator/restorers.

Our service is bespoke, personal and dedicated.

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While preparing to stabilise and support the tassels of the Library of Innerpeffray bible bag, we were able to look at their construction and wrapped inner cores. Producing these tassels was a highly skilled job.

To stabilise the tassels, net support fabric was dyed to match the red of the tassels and then wrapped around them to provide support. The tassels look much happier for it!

If you would like to learn more about the history, design and use of trimmings in Britain and Ireland, we have found this book to be fantastic: Fringe Frog & Tassel: The Art of the Trimmings-Maker in Interior Decoration by Annabel Westman.

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3 months ago  ·