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!