Long-term experience with museum collections provides me with extensive knowledge of textile conservation issues and methods of handling, mounting, exhibiting, and storing textiles. I provide technical services for a wide variety of contemporary and historic textiles.

Damaged textiles, rugs and needlework often can be successfully repaired for use and/or display. As a weaver, needle-worker, rug hooker, and former textile curator, I understand the techniques required to repair contemporary and historic textiles. I follow established museum and conservation guidelines for treatment, use high-quality materials, and believe that all treatment should be reversible, which means that any work completed on a textile can be removed without damage to the piece.

Our services include:

Hooked, woven and embroidered needlework and rugs
Samplers, crewel, needlepoint, cross stitch, and other embroidery
Penny rugs and wool appliqué
Punch needle work of all types and sizes
Quilts and coverlets
Woven textiles, rugs and tapestries



Celia Y. Oliver• Shelburne, Vermont •