There are many textile collections which I have wanted to visit over the years. One, brought to my attention a couple of years back by the excellent Kate Davies, is at Gawthorpe Hall in Lancashire, England.
After some months of closure for restoration work the Hall is putting together an exhibition of textiles with obvious restoration. A few days ago they put out an open call for examples of such.
I have some pieces made by my maternal grandmother, and which she herself had mended. I must look at whether they are perhaps worth considering. Her embroidery is rather like that in the image immediately above.
All images from the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection online gallery.