Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Today's Hours
Museum: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Gardens: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tapestry Cleaning Process
Assembling the corner of the pvc wash tank
The wash tank has been assembled
Lining the the wash tank with plastic sheeting
The wash tank has been lined with plastic sheeting
The tapestry is placed in the wash tank before cleaning
Mixing the surfactant (soap) with water before cleaning
Filling the tank with water
Cleaning the tapestry - part 1
Cleaning the tapestry - part 2
After the first washing
Draining the tank between washings
After several washings and rinsings, the tapestry is placed in distilled water
After cleaning, the tapestry is blotted with towels
After blotting, the tapestry is air dried
Pinning the panels of linen together
Stitching the panels of lining together
Pinning the backing with a velcro strip
Stitching the top edge of the backing to the tapestry
Stitching the velcro and the backing to the tapestry
First hanging to fit the backing to the tapestry
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