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Jeansgarden
Goleta, CA

January 22, 2006
7:27 PM

Post #1993623

I have some VERY minor repair work that needs to be done on an antique table runner. I am not capable of doing it myself. Can anyone recommend someone who does this kind of work?

Thanks!

Jean

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stownes
Mansfield, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 26, 2006
1:14 PM

Post #2001497

You could check with local specialty shops (that carry heirloom sewing supplies, embroidery, etc). A lot of them give classes and might know of someone. Beautiful table runner.
Jeansgarden
Goleta, CA

January 28, 2006
2:29 PM

Post #2006229

Oh good idea! Hadn't thought of that!

Thanks Stownes.

Jean
bedouin
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(Zone 10b)

January 10, 2008
5:37 AM

Post #4382721

Charming as well as beautiful table runner.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

March 18, 2008
12:29 AM

Post #4676308

I am new here and have been a student of traditional Japanese silk embroidery for over five years. The most "simple" repair requires hand dyed silk (imported from China or, as I prefer, from Japan) and framing the piece for correct tension. This may be simple in your estimation... but not. The creation of many of these old embroideries requires/ed specialized skills, but even more, specialized tools and equipment. I'd be glad to send you pics of my work and if I can help please DMail. Regardless of what you do with your runner, the piece is a treasure and should be stored or repaired accordingly.
traveler5
West Islip, NY

September 22, 2009
7:28 PM

Post #7092637

While I cannot repair your pc. I did want to say it is beautiful and I wish you luck. A few years back I joined an on line sild embroidery forum. It has gone out of business. They would have a new project each month and you would join the project. I really enjoyed it. I no sooner bought some new ribbon and that was the end of them. Anyone know of another forum such as that one? I'd certainly like to know.

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