About us

Icon Textiles Group represents professionals interested in all aspects of textile conservation and preservation

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 email us if you want to get in touch with the committee.

Covid-19 News

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

Heather Porter, Senior Conservator (Upholstery) at the 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.

Other News

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.