A Stitch in Time: Guidelines for the Care of Textiles
Of the varied contents of a parish church, the textiles can be the most demanding in terms of upkeep and long-term preservation. The latest title from the Council for the Care of Churches, A Stitch in Time aims to provide guidelines that will encourage good practice in dealing with the upkeep and preservation of church furnishings, textiles and vestments.
The booklet provides guidance on basic housekeeping, suggests practical aids towards good storage and indicates when outside professional help might be needed. Topics covered include:
guidelines for the care of textiles
causes of deterioration and their remedies
storage and display
cleaning and repair
A Stitch in Time also provides useful contact addresses for key organizations such as Diocesan Advisory Committees and the National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies.
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