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Ethafoam - use for storing small pieces. You can cut out sections to match the shape of the piece, then put everything in another box.  (hint from the MET).

Ethafoam - use for storing small pieces. You can cut out sections to match the shape of the piece, then put everything in another box. (hint from the MET).

Boîte de voyage Field box 12 ½ godets Winsor et Newton

Save On Discount Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor Travel Set Field Box, 12 Half-Pans & More Sets at Utrecht

Laptop, desktop, Mac, PC, just get a computer. Laptops are more portable, desktops more powerful. I have both.  Keeping records of your lace collection, processing photos, this isn't something you can do on an IPAD. Yet.

The Dell Precision Mobile Workstation is the most powerful 17 workstation with class-leading storage and professional grade AMD or NVIDIA graphics

Acid-Free Buffered Tissue.  Use un-buffered for silks and wools, buffered for cotton and linen. Although some advocate unbuffered for everything (it is more expensive). Comes in sheets and large rolls.  I get the 40" wide rolls. But then I also have a stand to hang the rolls on.

Acid-Free Buffered Tissue. Use un-buffered for silks and wools, buffered for cotton and linen. Although some advocate unbuffered for everything (it is more expensive). Comes in sheets and large rolls. I get the 40" wide rolls. But then I also have a stand to hang the rolls on.

The Science of Cleaning Textiles

Wolbers, Associate Professor, Department of Art Conservation, University of Delaware This two-day symposium gathers leading international scholars.

This is more informational. PVC pipe, available at any hardware store in many diameters, is great to roll lengths of lace on. Just cut it to size (plastic pipe cutters also available at the hardware store), cover with acid free paper, roll the lace (relief to the outside), cover with more paper (some people use an additional outer layer of stiffer paper), tie with a cotton tape, label, and put it in your acid free box. Or hang rolls on a dowel in a closed cabinet.

This is more informational. PVC pipe, available at any hardware store in many diameters, is great to roll lengths of lace on. Just cut it to size (plastic pipe cutters also available at the hardware store), cover with acid free paper, roll the lace (relief to the outside), cover with more paper (some people use an additional outer layer of stiffer paper), tie with a cotton tape, label, and put it in your acid free box. Or hang rolls on a dowel in a closed cabinet.

This torn hem was difficult to repair because of the many-tiered and lined construction.

This torn hem was difficult to repair because of the many-tiered and lined construction.

Contemporary Plastics - great place to get display cases custom made.

Contemporary Plastics - great place to get display cases custom made.

Table top boom-arm stand for easier viewing over larger areas complete with block assembly with fine adjustment feature.

The Rigid Table Top Boom Stand is one of our most popular models and an ideal choice for working with larger size specimens such as .

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