Our Services and Specialties
Sewtique has a staff of eight to provide a vast array of services as shown
on this site.
are cleaned, restored, restyled, and fitted to the
bride. A gown can be made larger or smaller with exact matching fabric used for
Almost any type of textile can be cleaned and restored. This
includes tablecloths, bedspreads, tapestries, samplers, flags, Baptismal
outfits, blankets, quilts, coverlets, hooked rugs, embroidery, and the list goes
on. Ask about your individual needs.
Repair, Restore, and Preserve
Repair. . .
A textile or apparel which has been damaged due to tearing, soil pollution,
stains, mildew or moth infestation can be cleaned and repaired. The remedy is to
renew and refresh the item by reconstruction with stitchery. Repair will improve
A wide variety of fabrics or textiles can be restored by returning it to its
prior condition. This means to renovate or readjust the item to its normal
condition, which includes cleaning and repair. Usually the article is not
changed in any manner.
A textile or apparel article can be kept safe from continued damage. To preserve
is to keep the item in its unaltered condition by removing contaminates and
storing it in a totally acid free environment. Preservation is the
maintenance to prolong the life of the article.
consist of quilts, bedspreads, coverlets, blankets,
sheets, pillows and trims. These can be successfully cleaned, repaired and/or
CLOTHING AND COSTUMES
such as Christening outfit, heirloom gowns or
suits, prom dresses, etc., will be examined for restoration. Fabrics, laces or
trims will be selected to match the original so that the item will retain the
look as unchanged.
LINENS such as tablecloths, dresser scarf’s, shawls, pillows and other
flat goods can be restored and preserved. Hand needle repair will fill in holes,
tears or similar damage. Color of threads or yarns is carefully matched.
include any type of hand stitched articles such as a
tapestry, sampler, needlepoint and embroidery. Following the cleaning process
the original yarn or thread colors are matched to repair. Many of these articles
can be mounted for shadow box and/or framing.
which are contemporary or vintage can be
cleaned and restored. The item is evaluated and the owner is advised of the
method and procedures used to restore the item.
EMBROIDERY A variety of vintage and
contemporary embroidery can have extended utilitarian use with proper
restoration and preservation techniques. All stitchery is hand worked.
NEEDLE POINT The art of cleaning, stretching and framing needle point
work has been successfully accomplished at Sewtique. New or old needle point can
safely be restored and preserved.
ESTIMATES AND SCHEDULES
are provided. An anticipated turn around time
is usually six to eight weeks. Consultations are provided by telephone,
and written agreement. Costs will vary to the type of service provided.