Rescuing Vintage Textiles
Widely acclaimed author and speaker Mary Beth Temple provides a practical how-to guide for the neophyte or the professional in the basic step-by-step process of rescuing vintage textiles. From many years of experience and her work in providing the film and Broadway industries with expert guidance in the use and preservation of delicate fabrics, Ms. Temple has developed the skills and techniques that she passes along to her readers.
Ms. Temple has been studying, buying, and selling antique and vintage linens and textiles for a decade. In seminars across the country, she has provided both the beginner and expert antique enthusiast with valuable information on such topics as fiber and textile identification, care and cleaning of linens and textiles; restoration, conservation, and storage; and evaluating and assessing the age and condition of linens and fabrics. Now, in this practical, hands-on guide, she takes the reader through the processes of assessing, cleaning and storing—of rescuing vintage textiles.