Paquita Savill - Tapestry Restoration Gallery
Needlepoint chair covers are often reapplied to new chair seats
The design has been extended to allow the needlepoint to be fitted to a new chair
A classic example of previous bad repairs. The warps have rotted away and an attempt has been made to hold it all together with darning
The old repairs were unpicked, new warps put in place and the wefts restitched to create the original design
Badly deteriorated needlepoint can still be retrieved.
After restoration the original design is revealed