The silk shaded motifs had to be removed from the old silk and reapplied to new silk damask. The fringes were replaced and the whole thing was reupholstered on to the wooden frame on which it hangs.
The ornate altar frontal is to be used on high days and feast days in the church, for the first time in years. I managed to complete the restoration to deliver it in time to be used on Christmas Eve.
The completion of this job allowed me to start my maternity leave. The baby is due on January 10th ... so watch this space for news!
Wishing you all a very happy new year.