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Questionnaire on textile conservation

From: Daphne Reijs <ds_reijs<-a>
Date: Sunday, April 20, 2008
Questionnaire for Textile conservators

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We are two Master students studying for Textile Conservation at the
University of Amsterdam.  As one of our first years projects, we are
doing a study about the use of colouring media for the colouration
of support fabrics in textile conservation. Besides the information
we get from our literature study, we are also interested in the
experiences of conservators which have used colourants more often.
By using the Conservation DistList, we hope to be able to reach a
great number of conservators from different national and
international backgrounds who might have different experiences and
views on this topic.  We have devised a list of questions which will
be enclosed with this message. We would be very grateful for any
views you would be prepared to share.

If you have any questions or suggestions, send mail to
guinnvere<-a t->gmail< . >com. This email address should also be used to send
in the completed questionnaire.

Textile conservator:

1.  Which colouring media have you used for the localized
    colouration of support fabrics?

2.  Which colouring media have you used for colouration of the
    entire fabric?

3.  Why did you choose this particular colouring medium?

4.  Which application methods did u use?

5.  Can you use the same colouring media for different types of
    fabric such as linen, silk or silk crepeline?

6.  What are your experiences with the colouring media called
    Lanaset (Ciba-Geigy)?

7.  Have you ever used Irgalans as a colouring media?

8.  What acids do you use (if necessary) to assist dying?

9.  What is there to say about the light fastness of colouring media
    such as lanaset or Irgalan?

10. What can be told about the washfastness of the colouring media's
    such as Lanaset or Irgalan?

11. Do you have any suggestions or remarks which may be of
    importance to this subject? Please keep a record of my email
    address: guinnvere<-a t->gmail< . >com in case you have any future

Thank you very much for your effort,
Tamara Venema and Daphne Reijs

Daphne Reijs
Student Textile conservation
Universiteit van Amsterdam

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