Nelson's uniform conservation update

IMG_3773.jpgNelson's coat with lining
The work is almost complete on Nelson's Trafalgar coat. The silk lining has been secured to its supporting fabric, trimmed to size and is now being reattached to the inside of the coat.
Silk lining with supporting fabric
Finally, the orders will need to be stabilised and then reattached. The results are very pleasing - the silk is securely supported and it drapes much more naturally.
Orders on the coat before treatment