Here you will find articles, papers and lecture notes written by Karen over the course of her career. We will be adding more of Karen’s writings to this section as and when they become available. If you have any pieces which you feel belong here please get in touch.

For a comprehensive list of Karen’s writings please visit the Bibliography page.

Article/Paper
The education of textile restorers
By Karen Finch
First published 1965 in Studies in Conservation
Article/Paper
Note on the damaging effect of flameproofing on a tapestry hanging
By Karen Finch
First published March 17th, 1969 in Studies in Conservation
Article/Paper
Memorandum on the establishment of a national centre & training school for textile conservation
By Karen Finch
1971
Article/Paper
Farnham College of Art lecture
By Karen Finch
1974
Article/Paper
Extract from talk at the Textile Conservation Symposium
By Karen Finch
October, 1975
Article/Paper
Conserving textiles as historic documents
By Karen Finch
1980
Article/Paper
Tapestry conservation and the Textile Conservation Centre
By Karen Finch
June, 1982
Article/Paper
Note on the Library & Reference Collection
By Karen Finch
1985
Article/Paper
Preparation for use as a History of Textile Techniques Study Resource
By Karen Finch
August 19th, 1986
Article/Paper
Report on the Reference Collection of the Textile Conservation Centre
By Karen Finch
December, 1987
Article/Paper
Observations on damage and repair of tapestry
By Karen Finch
October 10th, 1994
Article/Paper
Textiles as historic documents and their conservation
By Karen Finch
First published 1996 in Recent Trends in Conservation of Art Heritage
Article/Paper
The history and the techniques of the spinning of gold thread
Translation by Karen Finch from the original by Sofus Larsen
1998
Article/Paper
The beginning of the Textile Conservation Centre
By Karen Finch
June 24th, 1999
Article/Paper
From rags to research
By Karen Finch
First published September, 2000 in Warp & Weft no. 199
Article/Paper
How it all began: A life in textile conservation
By Karen Finch
First published 2011 in Costume vol. 45