Embroideries & Samplers
Mounting & Hanging Systems
Archival framing is the best means to protect your artifact or family heirloom. It is achieved by using inherently acid-free materials and then sealing the frame to prevent any dirt or dust from entering. Archival framing can be done with the existing frame, or a new one is chosen from the selection at the studio of Spicer Art Conservation, LLC. Each mount is custom made and is always adapted to best fit the needs for the artifact and owner.
The use of archival materials is critical for the long-term preservation of the artifact.
Embroideries and Samplers
All attempts are made to save original materials in the final framing package. Frequently samplers and embroideries obtain their original mounting materials. Stabilizing treatments are custom designed around keeping as much of their these materials and attachments. The embroidery below was still attached to its strainer. An internal padded support was created to give the work overall support. More on mounting samplers and embroidery work can be found by clicking here.
Mounting & Hanging
1. Velcro Mounting - Large and sturdy textiles, like quilts, coverlets, tapestries, and rugs can be displayed with the use of a Velcro system. The soft-side of the Velcro is prepared and hand stitched to the artifact. A thin-profile aluminum slat with the hook-side of the Velcro is attached to the wall.
2. Small & Thin-profile Mounts - Custom mounts are made for small-framed textiles, like needlework and embroideries. Maximum effort is used to retain all original materials, such as glass and wooden backing boards, within the framing. Isolating layers are incorporated to insure that archival materials only surround the artifacts. You can read more by clicking here.
3. Solid Supports for Large Artifacts - For very large textiles like Flags and Quilts, a lightweight and non-torque material is necessary. Such a mount is constructed from aluminum honeycomb. The materials used in its construction do not release harmful pollutants and are buffered against acid migration. The surface of the mount is prepared with needle-punched batting and display fabric. The mount can be covered with ultra-violet light filtered Plexiglas secured with a powdered-coated metal frame in order to give the best overall protection.