The Museum is a very impressive building with a Greek revival facade and a fine interior.
- how special coathangers are made to protect the garments from chafing.
- how samplers, many made my children, are mounted on card and then stored in acid free acetate pockets.
- how items are cleaned with soft brushes and occasionally a small hoover through netting so as not to damage the threads and then stored in acid free tissue.
- how lace is stored and identified.
- how they involved the museum in a joint patchwork venture with the people of Preston.
After a very pleasant lunch in the museum cafe we were given a tour of the textile gallery by the curator.
|A selection of the fashion plates|
|Horrock's dresses, with sample books, which were made in Preston|
|Back and front of a C19 dress|
|Various dresses with one taken apart to show how it had been made|
|Goldwork badges and insignia|
A thank you to Sandra W. for arranging the day.