Textiles contribute greatly to the character of church interiors. Many items may have been made by members of the congregation, past and present, or have other strong local associations. They all need to be cared for in a way that is appropriate for the nature and condition of those materials.

This guidance will help you identify the signs of damage to church textiles and understand the causes of damage. You will also find practical maintenance tips and guidance on how to address the conservation needs of historic objects.

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Tapestry at St Andrew’s Church, Roker Janie Lightfoot Textiles LLP