Somerset, United Kingdom
Studio of Rosalind Whitehouse,
Accredited Paintings Conservator -
|Repair of tears by
reweaving and/or by lining
A tear in a
canvas painting is one of the most dramatic
forms of damage.
they are repairable, and with restoration can
prefer to make repairs which interfere as
slightly as possible with the art object. For
this reason, techniques have been developed for
mending tears by weaving the threads back
together, and joining them with carefully chosen
work is necessarily laborious, and is performed
under a microscope.
the torn area of canvas should be flat
again, and the areas where paint particles have
been lost are filled and retouched to match the
painting must be lined. A selection of adhesive
is made, and the canvas is 'backed' with new
linen or polyester fabric to give a
transparent lining where there are important
features on the back of the painting.
written records will provide full information
for any future conservators so that
their treatments may be as safe and as efficient
Telephone: 01373 229266.
22 Slipps Close, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1FW