Sunday, July 17, 2016
First attempt cleaning old textile: Venice Tapestry
Sorry, but I should have taken a photo prior to spot cleaning. We shall see how this goes. The first real area of concentration was the dome area, (which I DID snap before cleaning) which was the worst staining on the piece. I soaked the piece with glycerin, waiting 30 minutes, then blotted the glycerin through with a damp cloth, frequently changing the cloth underneath. You can see on the under-cloth the progressive blottings. This part is a test, and if all goes well, I'll do this method from one end of the piece to the other, probably in stages. Hopefully this will yield brighter colors, as well.