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    I wanted to show this recent purchase which i really like, however the material has a type of dry rot and is fragile . The fibres can be torn by finger pressure alone and the lining is shredded from rot. I hope to patch from inside to reinforce but need proffesional advice.
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    Its not too bad at present , but glueing patches from inside may cause the material to go brittle ? i suppose i need a natural water soluble glue .
    Last edited by Rob truscott; 09-05-2013 at 02:33 PM.

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    A wonderful uniform Rob, but a shame it is falling apart. It might be best to try a professional tailor or perhaps the conservation department of your local museum or University archaeology department.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    There is a netting used by museums to reinforce textiles. You might do a net search for conservation supplies.
    Do not keep on a hanger. Lay the item flat. Make rolls of unbleached muslin with a 1" diameter and place them inside the garment so that there are not creases in the fabric.

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