Preparing a damaged sampler for display

This sampler had a woollen ground, which moth larvae had severely damaged. We cleaned the sampler and dyed a sympathetic backing fabric to a close a match with the original. We then stitched the sampler on the new support fabric.

Following our client’s wishes we mounted and framed the sampler back in its old frame.

Sampler in its pre-conservation condition Sampler on its new support Sampler back in its old frame