Category Archives: Textiles

Travels through Conservation: Preserving Temperance

By Director of Conservation Lois Alcott Price The Textile Lab has recently been the site of a collaboration between painting and textile conservation. Flaking paint on a fragile silk edged cotton banner scheduled for exhibition in Uncorked! Wine, Objects & … Continue reading

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Hair Apparent: False Hair Caps and the Mysterious World of 19th-Century Hair Anxiety

I have a reputation for loving the stranger objects at Winterthur. Ask me what I like and I’ll usually respond, “The high style Philadelphia furniture is impressive, but did you see the glass fly trap on the second floor? It’s … Continue reading

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They’re Crafty

By Ida McCall, Web and Communications Editor I recently received a beautiful knitted baby blanket, made by a number of staff members at Winterthur. This group of talented women from departments all across the institution has knitted afghans for many … Continue reading

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With Cunning Needle: Putting It All Together

Linda Eaton is Winterthur’s director of collections and senior textiles curator. With Cunning Needle is the fourth exhibition she has curated from Winterthur’s rich collection, and she has enjoyed every minute of it. Unlike Athena, exhibitions do not spring fully formed from … Continue reading

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