Raison d'etre

I am enthusiastic about home design and love French antique and vintage treasures.

This blog is about the things I find and use.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Badly Damaged but Worth Saving

This is the bottom section of an eighteenth century tapestry fragment.  It is very badly worn and damaged but I wanted to save and preserve what was possible.  There are many birds and animals among the verdure landscape:

The colours are vibrant and little faded but there are tears and losses leaving it in a fragile state.

I selected a major section and supported it from the back with woven fusible interlining - see below:

I shall line the whole and bind the edges.  It is a good size at 52 x 26 ins so will take its place on a wall when finished.

Further progress in a later post!


Lucy in Virginia said...

What a great find! Certainly a labor of love to repair, but will be a joy to work on these coming winter days! Looking forward to updates!
-Lucy in Virginia

angebleu said...

It will be, Lucy. But, in the end it will be saved for posterity so all worth while!


holly said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Well done on taking such great care in preserving it.

angebleu said...

Thanks Holly