Historical Restoration

Wendy Cushing continues to be an expert in creating historical passementerie. Her skill as a hand weaver and experience in producing 17th and 18th century English and French reproductions has always been of the highest importance in her work.

She has been involved in many historical restoration projects over the years. Her early experience working with A Sindall enabled her to learn all the essential skills in producing this specilised work. She has always valued the importance of recreating history by making historical trimmings using the same skills and equipment used in that period. This type of work involves research and detailed sampling before designs are finally constructed. All items are hand-made and require time and perseverance.
Consultation and site visits are essential for this type of work.

The many projects she has been involved with include the following:

  • Queens House, Greenwich
  • Buckingham Palace, Queens's bedroom
  • Hampton Court Kings Apartments
  • Windsor Castle. Grand Reception
  • Frogmore House, Windsor, Green Pavillion.
  • Kensington Palace, Dress Collection and Kings Apartments
  • St James Palace Throne Room
  • Palais Het Loo, Holland
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 17th Century English Bed
  • Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh
  • Blickling Hall, Suffolk.
  • Penryn Castle , Wales
  • Cad Zan Sarasota Florida, Ringling Museum.
  • Vanderbilt Mansion, North Carolina. USA

All work is produced using the same techniques used in the period of hand- weaving, tassels making and rope making using the finest silks, linens and natural materials dyed to match the exact colours of the furnishings.