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About the Textile Group

The Textile Group remains one of the largest Icon groups. We have an active committee who exists to represent the Textile Group within Icon and arrange events and activities for its members. We welcome suggestions for future activities and offers from institutions willing to host a workshop, visit etc. Please use the following email address if you want to get in touch with the committee:

We'd love to share any textile conservation news, articles, blogs and content you have.  Please contact Hannah Sutherland if you would like to share anything on our website or social media.  

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Textile Group News

Heather Porter (Senior Conservator (Upholstery), National Trust) has spent her furlough time busily making face coverings for those in need. We are grateful to Heather for taking the time to share her new-found skillset with members of the Icon Textile Group through a series of Zoom workshops and with the PDF pattern available on this page. She hopes to grow this project, so look out for an article coming to the website soon.

Due to Covid-19 many of our activities for the Summer and Autumn of 2020 have been postponed. Any updates and changes will be made known to member via Iconnect as soon as logistically possible.


The Textile Group are excited for the long-awaited publication of Ksynia Marko's book "Woven Tapestry Guidelines for Conservation". We congratulate Ksynia for this landmark addition to conservation resources. 

More information can be found on the Archetype website: