An up-close image of a "hair" embroidery. This mourning pieces are unique in that rather than use thread, they are rendered in hair. At Spicer Art Conservation we treat many embroideries and specialize in the treatment and preservation of textiles, objects and paper.
An up-close view of a 17th century embroidery recently conserved at Spicer Art Conservation. These embroideries have a lot of detail. Not only are they rich in symbolism, but they feature a number of stitching techniques as well as beads, pearls, chips of mica and metallic threads. Spicer Art Conservation specializes in the preservation of textiles, objects and paper artifacts. From the collection of Newport Restoration Foundation.
Sampler from 1816. A beautiful example of a girl's needlework. This antique sampler was treated in the Conservation Studio of Spicer Art Conservation, where we specialize in the care and preservation of historic textiles.