Conservation

Hannah has been passionate about textiles for as long as she can remember.
Her architect parents sparked an early interest by hanging Lucienne Day curtains in her bedroom.

Her philosophy is best described by the quote from Else de Wolfe, ‘I’m going to make everything around me beautiful - that will be my life’. This follows through in every aspect of Hannah’s work, from sourcing and selling textiles to her carefully considered conservation work.

New creations are inspired by antique textiles which excite her imagination when designing individual pieces or entire collections.

Hannah enjoys sharing the journey taken through textiles, from the sourcing to aspects of the research and then finding the right home or installation.

The buying process is instinctive, ‘If I love it and it makes my heart beat faster, I know someone else will feel the same’.

She has met some of her favourite people through this shared passion. 

For over twenty years she has had the privilege of conserving textiles for Paul Reeves, the Arts and Crafts dealer and specialist. This varied and interesting work has led to working with Compton Verney, Warwickshire and The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle - The Arts and Crafts House: Then and Now. 
Hannah has prepared and mounted collections of textiles selling in exhibitions held at Sotheby’s, London and at Lyon & Turnbull, Edinburgh. 

At her studio in the Stroud valleys, Hannah specialises in conserving and beautifully presenting a wide range of antique textiles, offering her expertise to private clients, museums, collectors and dealers. 

Hannah conserves a wide range of styles, materials and techniques and provides a competitive conservation service.