Lace and Textiles Restorer

Restore and prepare ancient textiles and lace materials for display.
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Salary Range
$24,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lace and Textiles Restorers do?

Restores and prepares ancient textile and lace materials for display in textile museum: Cleans fabric, using cleaning compounds and techniques based on historical knowledge of fabric manufacture and effect of cleaning upon fabric. Develops new cleaning compounds and methods when available means are inadequate or tend to harm fabric. Repairs and reweaves worn, torn, and decayed fabrics, using techniques based on knowledge of weaving and lace methods. Mounts fabric in frame or other suitable background.

Should I be a Lace and Textiles Restorer?

You should have a master's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Paper and Prints Restorer, Restorer, Lace and Textiles, Restorer, Paper-and-Prints

    How to Become a
    Lace and Textiles Restorer

    Most Lace and Textiles Restorers have a Master's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:awao9b&chl=|certificate+%2818%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2832%25%29|master%27s+%2849%25%29|doctorate+%281%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,49
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