OVERLAY WITH A DIFFERENCE: STRONG SUPPORT-THREAD EDGE FINISH FOR TETEX TR
1. The information in this paragraph was kindly provided by the owners of the First Guidon, the Royal Canadian Dragoons, CFB Petawawa, Ontario.
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SOURCES OF MATERIALSCurved needles and gripping tweezers, needle holders, forceps
Fine Science Tools Inc. 202-277 Mountain Highway North Vancouver, BC V7J 3P2 Canada (800) 665-5355; fax: (800) 665-4544
Fine Science Tools (USA) Inc. 373-G Vintage Park Drive Foster City, Calif. 94404-1139 (800) 521-2109; fax: (800) 523-2109 Suture needles are available in 5 sizes in packages of 12.Heated spatula
Conservation Lighting and Equipment Design 69-71 Haydons Rd. Wimbledon, London SW19 1HQ United Kingdom 0181-540-5772; fax: 0181-543-4055Mylar
Conservation supply housesTeflon-coated fiberglass/Armalon
Chemfab Corp. 13 Water St. P.O. Box 476 North Bennington, Vt. 05257 (800) CHEMFAB; fax: (802) 477-1135
Joseph Robb & Co. 5600 Philip Turcotte St. Montreal, QC H4C 1V7 Canada (514) 937-9151
Silchem Inc. 1361 Huntingwood Drive, Unit 4 Scarborough, Ont. M1S 3J1 Canada (416) 297-8111; fax: (416) 297-9579Polyester Tetex TR (formerly called Stabiltex)
Tetko Inc. “Specialty Sales” 111 Calu met St. Depew, N.Y. 14043 (716) 683-4050; fax: (716) 683-4053
SEFAR Mesh & Technology, Sefar Inc. Moosstrasse 2, P.O. Box CH-8803 Ruschlikon, Switzerland 411-724-6511; fax: 411-724-1525 or TALAS, 568 Broadway New York, N.Y. 10012 (212) 219-0770; fax: (212) 219-0735
RENÉE DANCAUSE graduated with distinction from the University of Alberta with a B.Sc. in home economics. Her background is in clothing and textiles, with a specialty in the conservation of historic textiles. Dancause worked as a volunteer and as a contractor in several museums in Alberta, Ontario, and Québec before being awarded a textile fellowship in the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Textile Laboratory in 1994. She has worked as a textile conservator at CCI since 1995. Address: Canadian Conservation Institute, 1030 Innes Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0M5