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Gallery: Salisbury Cathedral vestments: Restoration of the embroidered motifs on the Carpenter Cope

Two of the Tudor Rose motifs from the shoulder area of the Carpenter Cope were damaged.  The silk floss had become worn and the gold threads were unravelling and lifting.  The roses had been applied to the cope so removing them to work was straightforward.  We began by removing the old and loose threads.  Some stitching was added to the worn silk areas, then the gold threads were replaced using 'reclaimed' gold thread so that the colour matched.   The completed rose was then re-applied to the cope.

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