VIDEO: Maria Jordan, National Trust textile conservator

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For the February issue of Homes & Antiques we met Maria Jordan, Studio Manager of the National Trust's textile conservation team in Norfolk. Overseeing a collection of over 300 historic houses-worth of textiles, Maria and her team are responsible for the careful checking, cleaning and meticulous stitching of projects that can take months to complete. 

In this short video, see how the team carefully dismantled the Spangled Bed at Knole in Kent. With textiles dating back to the 1620s, it is thought that the delicate hangings currently being worked on had been part of a lying-in suite of two beds and a cradle, comissioned by Lionel Cranfield for his wife in 1621. As part of an on-going two year conservation project, the bed has now been fully taken apart and is with Maria and her team in their studio. 

Read the full interview with Maria in Homes & Antiques' February issue, out now.

Video: Cecilia Divizia 

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