How do I remove a sticky back board from a piece of embroidery?
Q. Dear Donia,
How can I safely remove a sticky back board from a 65-plus large piece of embroidery? Thanks, Nadine
A. Dear Nadine,
Regardless of the age (and size) of the embroidery, removing it from a sticky back board will be very delicate work. Without being able to see the piece in person, this is work that should be left to a conservator.
You are lucky to be in an area that has a lot of very capable paper conservators. To find a good fit for you, you can start at the American Institute for Conservation's Find a Conservator page. Fill in the Search Criteria boxes for a 100 mile radius and textiles and you will find a conservator in New Orleans who can help you with your large piece of embroidery.
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