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Conservation and Preservation of embroideries, fabrics and threads.

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MUSEUM QUALITY ACID FREE TISSUE PAPER

This museum quality acid free tissue paper is a must, to wrap stitched pieces, art work, embroidery threads metal threads and valuable fabrics in when storing them away.

The acid free tissue paper is non buffered and lignin free.

What is the effect of Acid: If a stitched piece is stored in a drawer, box, sheet or tissue paper that is not acid free, over the years the acid in these materials seep into the fabric and stitches of the piece and gradually rot the fibres. First indication that acid is affecting the piece, is the fabric or threads develop brown stains as if they are water or rust marked. As time goes on the affected area starts deteriorating and holes develop, the stitches in the work thin out and break.

Difference Between Buffered and Non Buffered: Buffered tissue is opaque white and has a slightly chalky feel. This is due to the buffering agent, known as calcium carbonate that is added to the paper to prolong its acid-free quality - I do no supply the buffered tissue paper as  there is no long term research on the effects of calcium carbonate on fabrics and threads.  Non buffered: Does not have acid buffers or an acid reserve. It is softer to the touch and more fibrous in appearance. It was developed specifically for use with silk and wool textiles, in case the calcium carbonate in the buffered tissue paper could be harmful to these materials.

What is Lignin: Lignin is a component of the cell walls of plants, along with cellulose. Lignin is largely responsible for the strength and rigidity of plants, but its presence in paper and board is believed to contribute to chemical degradation.

Wrapping stitched pieces, embroidery threads, treasured fabrics, artist pictures and metal threads in acid free tissue will help curb acid migration and preserve non-replaceable heirlooms. I offer museum-quality Acid Free Tissue Paper for all your conservation needs.

TISSUE PAPER SIZE

Length: 30 inches (75 cm)   Width: 20 inches (50 cm)

COSTS

Acid Free Conservation Tissue Paper 1 - 10 Sheets: $0.99 Canadian Dollars Per Sheet

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Acid Free Conservation Tissue Paper 11 + Sheets: $0.90 Canadian Dollars Per Sheet

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Acid Free Conservation Tissue Paper 100 Sheets: $85.95 Canadian Dollars Per Sheet

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ACID FREE PLASTIC BAGS

I have 4 different sizes in the clear acid free plastic bags to store embroideries, fabrics or threads. The opening of the bag has a zippered seal which you press to close.

What is the effect of Acid: If a stitched piece is stored in a drawer, box, sheet or tissue paper that is not acid free, over the years the acid in these materials seep into the fabric and stitches of the piece and gradually rot the fibres. First indication that acid is affecting the piece, is the fabric or threads develop brown stains as if they are water or rust marked. As time goes on the affected area starts deteriorating and holes develop, the stitches in the work thin out and break.

I suggest wrapping the embroidery in a sheet of acid free tissue paper and then storing it in the acid free plastic bag and away from direct sunlight.  Threads and fabric can be stored without the tissue paper. If threads and fabric are left in the sun the threads can fade and metal threads tarnish.

BAG SIZES

9 inches (22 1/2 cm) by 12 inches (30 cm) by 4 mil thick: Use to store embroideries, fabrics and threads  Sorry Currently out of Stock

6 inches (15 cm) by 8 inches (20 cm) by 4 mil thick: Use to store embroidery threads

3 inches (7 1/2 cm) by 5 inches (12 1/2 cm) by 2 mil thick: Use to store embroidery threads and metal threads

2 inches (5 cm) by 3 inches (7 1/2 cm) by 2 mil thick: Use to store metal threads

COSTS

Acid Free Plastic Bag(s) 6 inch by 8 inch: $0.40 Canadian Dollars Per Bag

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Acid Free Plastic Bag(s) 3 inch by 5 inch: $0.25 Canadian Dollars Per Bag

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Acid Free Plastic Bag(s) 2 inch by 3 inch: $0.15 Canadian Dollars Per Bag

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ACID FREE ARCHIVAL STORAGE BOXES

I have two sizes of acid free archival boxes. The boxes are constructed of heavy weight acid free, lignin-free, non buffered board. The boxes open flat so it is easy to organize items.

What is the effect of Acid: If a stitched piece is stored in a drawer, box, sheet or tissue paper that is not acid free, over the years the acid in these materials seep into the fabric and stitches of the piece and gradually rot the fibres. First indication that acid is affecting the piece, is the fabric or threads develop brown stains as if they are water or rust marked. As time goes on the affected area starts deteriorating and holes develop, the stitches in the work thin out and break.

Difference Between Buffered and Non Buffered: Buffering is the use of a agent known as calcium carbonate that is added to the paper to prolong its acid-free quality - There is no long term research on the effects of calcium carbonate on fabrics and threads. Non buffered: Does not have any additives to the acid free box.

What is Lignin: Lignin is a component of the cell walls of plants, along with cellulose. Lignin is largely responsible for the strength and rigidity of plants, but its presence in paper and board is believed to contribute to chemical degradation.

Store items such as work-in-progress embroideries and cross-stitch, completed items such as napkins, linens and fabrics and threads. For items that require folding I suggest rolling acid free tissue paper and placing it in the folds of the fabric so that creases do not form.

The boxes are not suitable for wedding dresses are they are too shallow.

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SIZES

Small: 11 inches (27 1/2 cm) by 14 inches (35 cm) by 2 inches (5 cm) deep

Large: 14 inches (35 cm) by 18 inches (45 cm) by 2 inches (5 cm) deep

COSTS

Acid Free Box 11 inches by 14 inches: $45.95 Canadian Dollars

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Acid Free Box 14 inches by 18 inches: $69.95 Canadian Dollars

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