Paquita Savill - Tapestry Restoration Gallery


Previous repairs to a badly damaged tapestry had confused the design and distorted the shape

Old repairs were unpicked, the warps realigned and the wefts restitched to make sense of the original design

A crewel work cushion showing badly deteriorated backing fabric

The piece was relaid on to a new backing with as much of the original preserved as possible

Close up of the crewel work cushion, above, showing the placement of the original on to its new lining

Close up of the crewel work cushion, above, after the placement of the original on to its new lining with the frayed edges securely held