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Textile Conservation

Fabric of Life has provided specialist textile conservation services throughout Australia and internationally since 1995 to help you preserve and display your own treasured textiles.

Textiles we treat represent a diversity of cultures, regions and historical time periods. Professional conservation enables objects of beauty, interest, sentimental value and cultural significance to be enjoyed by present and future generations.

Whether you have a unique item yourself, or are responsible for the care of a museum collection, Fabric of Life has the expertise to preserve and care for your special textile.

We have provided textile conservation treatments on many textiles including Asian ikats, weavings and batiks, samplers, embroidery, tapestry, flags and banners, furniture, ecclesiastical textiles, curtains, wedding dresses, christening gowns, militaria, uniforms and vintage costume.

We can also provide advice on choosing the right textile for your home and can prepare the perfect display system.

Click here to request free advice or provide a treatment proposal and quotation to let you safely store or display and use your textile.

All our services are individually tailored to suit our client’s needs, museums and collectors alike.

We provide onsite visits and undertake textile conservation treatments in situ.

Fabric of Life provides the following textile conservation services:

Cleaning, stabilization, display, storage and documentation of textiles.

For further information about our services click here.

No job is too small and all jobs are important.

".......but most importantly, thank you very, very much for your wonderful work on the tapestry:
it looks splendid and I am absolutely delighted with it. You have apparently performed miracles.

My friends finally arrived to help uncrate it today - and they too were both amazed by the transformation and enchanted by the restored item.
It will be hung according to your meticulous instructions tomorrow. "

18th Century Belgian Tapestry
Client, Melbourne

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