The Background

I was approached by the trustees of the Textile Conservation Foundation to create a Patchwood Sampler as a retirement gift for one of their board members. The Sampler was to reflect the work of the Textile Conservation Centre.

The Process

After initial discussions I visited the Centre based at Glasgow University and spent the afternoon with members of the teaching staff learning about the work carried out there. Between us we collected together a number of samples, materials, tools and literature that represented many aspects of the work at the centre.