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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.

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

Freya Gabbutt and Aimee Grice-Venour stepped down from their respective posts as Website and Social Media Editor and Icon News Editor at the September 2019 Textile Committee meeting. Their positions have been filled by Hannah Sutherland and Terri Dewhurst. Please find their biographies below.

Thank you Freya Gabbutt & Aimee Grice-Venour for their hard working during their time on the committee!

Hannah Sutherland - Website and Social Media

Terri Dewhurst – Icon News

Hannah Sutherland

Hannah is a graduate of the Centre for Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow. Since graduating she has worked for Historic Royal Palaces in London and completed an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Hannah was also a participant in the 2019/2020 KIK-IRPA (Brussels) tapestry conservation knowledge exchange project. Now returned to London, Hannah is looking forward to engaging once more in the UK conservation community. Working abroad really brought home the importance of international dialogue between conservators and across specialisations.  She hopes that social media, blog posts and Twitter conferences will help engage everyone regardless of location. She likes to knit and make excellent cheese scones.

Terri Dewhurst

Terri has a Ba (Hons) in Fashion Design from Nottingham Trent University. Combining her love of history and textiles, and wanting to utilise her practical skills, she then went onto study the ‘Conservation of Historic Objects’ at The University of Lincoln, graduating with a Masters in 2014. During her studies she worked for Leicestershire County Council’s Museum Service & completed a placement with private conservator Sheila Landi. After her studies Terri worked as freelance objects conservator for WHConservation before taking up a temporary contract at the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio in Norfolk. During her time at the Studio Terri has completed a two year Levy Internship & currently continues work there as Textile Conservator.