MPF Conservation restores, conserves and preserves all types of textiles in their studio in Portland Oregon. Often a textile is conserved in conjunction with an upholstery project; few of those will be shown here.
Painted map of California circa 1950,
right, from Kate’s collection.
This section is for textiles in their own right, which includes the items, found below:
- Beaded / Needelpoint Items
- Embroidery / Crewel / Trapunto Items
- Tapestry / Woven Items
- Banners and Flags
- Clothing and Vestments
For further information on textiles visit these institutional clients:
- State of Oregon Capitol Building
- Tualatin Historical Society
- Amasa B. Campbell House
- Crater Lake Centennial Quilt
What is Foxing? Foxing needs to be understood as it is mentioned often in the textiles pages. Foxing shows up as small rusty-colored spots, sometimes like flecks and sometimes round, example shown left in a historic Wrench quilt from the Tualatin Historical Society. It cannot be removed, as it is an interaction between specific mold spores and mineral oxides. It is NOT a mold, but a by-product. It doesn’t “damage” the fiber per se but should not be allowed to proliferate if possible as it is unsightly, so items with foxing should be stored away from items without it. Make it a habit not to touch an item with foxing then touch one without foxing.
Below, examples of the many types of textiles treated.