Preserve Your Precious Fabrics
This article by Fionn Zarubica was originally featured in Threads #176 (December 2014/January 2015). If you have any fabrics that are important to you, this article will give you what you need to store them right.
Many textile enthusiasts have spent years collecting fabrics – some for their standalone merits and others with a future project in mind. From treasures passed down for generations to finds discovered while traveling, these pieces can be purely practical or precious, and each deserves the best care. The experts who work with museum textile collections have practical and accessible approaches to protect valuable pieces. These methods preserve the treasures in any collection until it’s time to enjoy them in a new project.