Textile art, textile design, textile museums, history

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A guide to websites

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African textiles

African Craft.com
A portal dedicated to promoting the arts and the artisans of Africa.


African textile resource centre,
from Adire African Textiles.

Kuba Textiles, 
an Introduction. 

Antique fabrics, swatches

Andrea Aranow Textile Documents
Antique, retro, handmade fabrics from America, Japan, France, England, Indonesia & Peru.

Antique Fabric.com

Antique fans. Mendes, UK.

Antique textiles. 
A resource for antique textile information. TextileAsArt.com

Antique fabric swatches suppliers for the apparel and home furnishing markets.


The Design Library
The Design Library has the world’s largest collection of documentary fabrics, wallpapers, original paintings, embroideries and yarn dyes. The Library collections date from the 1750s to the late 20th century and number some five million designs sorted into 900 categories.

Dimitrios Design Archive: 
antique textiles, patterns and fabrics.

French antique fabrics. 
Historical notes and archives.

Sarajo Textiles
Antique textiles from Asia, Africa Europe and the Americas.

Textile Creations by Lily
Comprehensive design library & resource of antique documents for the textileindustry.

Textile Design Group Textile Library. Swatches: 
A Sourcebook of Patterns with More than 600 Fabric Designs.

Artists in textiles

Open Directory Project web directory of textile artists.

Tapestry artists. The Open Directory web directory.

Yahoo directory of personal textile exhibits.

Albers, Anni. Anni Albers, foremost textile artist.

David, Arthur.David Arthur, textile designer. 
A gallery of Couture and Prêt-à-porter print designs.

Rhodes, Zandra. Zandra Rhodes Homepage

The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA)

The Australian Tapestry Workshop

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Batik, Rhozome

Dorothy Bunny Bowen homepage.

Salley Knight

Rhozome and batik shows.

World Batik Conference archives

Bauhaus textiles

Gunta Stölzl
Bauhaus textile designs by Gunta Stolzi, the only female member of the Bauhaus group.

Fabric designs by Gunta Stolzi.

Blogs, hubs

Lovely Textiles

Colouricious
Colouricious is a hub of textile art ideas and inspiration. It is full of craft project ideas and textile design to inspire and encourage even beginners to enjoy the world of textile art. They specialise in block printing and sell their unique wooden printing blocks as well as other craft supplies.

Textile Blog. Trends, Style, Innovation

The Textile Blog
This blog concentrates on the history of textiles.

The Textile Source Blog

Dreaming Spirals

Textile Blogs for the textile Industry

Textile Design Blogs Design Directory

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Categories of textile. Wikipedia entry.

Central Museum of Textiles, Poland.

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, London. 
Textiles, furniture and lighting.

Chinese textiles

Chinese textiles.

Chinese textiles. 
Chinese Accessories 18th & 19th c, Chinese Sleevebands & Hangings, Chinese Robes & Skirts, Chinese Insignia or Badges of Rank

Costume

See also: Costume

A-Z of Costumes
A directory of costume websites, from African American Wig to Wonder Woman Costume.

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Designs, swatches

The Design Library
The Design Library has the world’s largest collection of documentary fabrics, wallpapers, original paintings, embroideries and yarn dyes. The Library collections date from the 1750s to the late 20th century and number some five million designs sorted into 900 categories.

Dimitrios Design Archive: 
antique textiles, patterns and fabrics.

Textile Design Group Textile Library

Swatches:
A Sourcebook of Patterns with More than 600 Fabric Designs.

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, archives, databases

Dictionary of textile terms. ICCFD

Tex.in. Textile & Apparel Directory & WWW Database

The Design Library
The library textile collections date from the 1750s to the late 20th century and number some five million designs sorted into 900 categories.

Wikipedia entry on textiles.

Dyeing

Dyeing. 

The Open Directory Project directory of dyeing websites.

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Elitis furnishings, wallpapers, fabrics.

Embroidery

Embroidery, embroiderers web directory from The Open Directory Project.

Embroidery exhibits at The Victoria and Albert Museum

English embroidery from the 1600s to the 1900s, The National Gallery of Victoria.

Embroidery exhibits at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Fashion and Textile Museum, London

The Japanese Embroidery Center

Wikipedia entry on embroidery.

Etro design. Furnishing, design, accessories.

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Fabric painting

Fabric Painting and Batik. About.com

Fabrics, cloth, types of cloth; Wikipedia entry.

Fashion and Textile Museum, London (Zandra Rhodes Museum).

French textiles

French textiles as art. Antique Frech textiles, sample patterns.

French Treasures.com
French Treasures specializes in French vintage fabrics and fine French antiquetextiles from the mid-18th century to the early 20th century. The site includes historical notes on textiles.

French textiles industry site.

Getty Museum French textiles collection

Hargrett Library Paris Music Hall fashion collection.

Getty Museum textiles collection.

Global Textile and Clothing Trade
Textile and Clothing Information and Reporting.

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History of textiles

Antique textiles. TextileAsArt.com

The Design Library
The library textile collections date from the 1750s to the late 20th century and number some five million designs sorted into 900 categories.

History of the British Textile Industry

History of textiles; some facts.

Japanese folk textiles, a short history.

Medieval & Renaissance costumes; web resources.

Medieval Clothing Pages. Articles on Medieval fashion, garments and accessories. 

Renaissance Costume History

The Museum of International Folk Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Collection

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (textile collection).

Weaving document archive.

Wikipedia history of clothing and textiles.

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Illustrations About Weaving, Textiles, and Related Topics.

Interweave. Fibre art information resources.

Italian textiles

MilanoUnica. The International Milan Textile Fair

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Japanese textiles

Japanese Embroidery Center

Japanese Textile Art
The Textile Art Collection presents extraordinary and rare, antique (pre 1900)  selections of Japanese textiles that have been carefully cherished and preserved as family heirlooms – some for centuries.

Japanese textiles. Habu Textiles

Journals

Journals and periodicals.
Digital archive of periodicals related to weaving

Images
Journal for Textile Screenprinting and Embroidery

Textile World

Textile Research Journal

Journal of the Textile Institute

Clothing and Textiles Research Journal

The Indian Textile Journal

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Kent State University Museum
The Kent State Museum contains important collections of fashion and decorative arts. The Museum provides students with first-hand experience with historic and contemporary fashions, as well as costumes representing many of the world’s cultures.

Knitting

Knitting, Wikipedia entry.

A knitting guide from About.com.

Learn to Knit and Crochet. 
The Craft Yarn Council of America
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Lace

Lace, lace-making, glossary, types of lace. Wikipedia entry.

Looms

Looms. Open Directory Project directory of loom websites.

Looms, Wikipedia entry.

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Magazines, journals

Fiber Arts Magazine

Textile News
An online textiles magazine.

 

Textile World

Manufacturing. Wikipedia entry on textile maufacturing.

Marvic Textiles

Medieval & Renaissance costumes; web resources.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Collection

Moda Online. The Italian fashion magazine.

Musèe de la Mode et du Textile 
(Museum of Fashion and Textiles, France)

Museums

American Textile History Museum

The Art Insitute of Chicago textile collection.

Fabric Workshop and museum, London.

Fashion and Textile Museum, London.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Collection

Musèe de la Mode et du Textile

Textile Museum, Washington DC.

The Museum of International Folk Art

The Textile Chamber
The Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm

Netherlands Textile Museum

Textile Museum, Washington DC.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (textile collection).

Open Directory Project index of textile museums.

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Needlework

A needlework web directory from The Open Directory Project.

Netherlands Textile Museum

North Carolina State University College of Textiles

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Open Directory Project index of textile webpages.

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Peabody Essex Museum

Preservation

The Textile Conservation Centre/The Centre for Textile Conservation, Textile History and Technical Art History (UK)

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Quilting

America’s Quilting History

CQ Mag Online
A magazine for crazy quilters.

Wikipedia entry on quilting.

Crazy Quilts, a web directory from The Open Directory Project.

Quilting on the wet.
A web directory from The Open Directory Project.

World Wide Quilting Page

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Silk

Guild of Silk Painters, UK. 
An international silk painter group.

Antico Setificio Fiorentino, Italy
Florence’s oldest silk weaving mill.

Byzantine silk, Wikipedia entry.

The Silk Museum, Como, Italy

SilkpaintersInternational (SPIN)  
An international organization of silk artists, painters, practitioners and educators.

Silkroad Foundation. The History of Silk
The origin and development of silk creation.

Wikipedia entry on silk.

Stronheim and Romann

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Tapestry

Dovecot Studios
Dovecot Studios is a tapestry studio in Edinburgh. Founded in 1912 by the Marquess of Bute, the studio evolved from the renowned William Morris Craft Studio at Merton Abbey in Wimbledon.

Gobelins manufactory, Paris, France.

Studies in Western Tapestry

Bayeux Tapestry Museum

The Bayeux Tapestry Story

Jagiellonian Tapestries
The collection of textiles, with about 730 items, is one of the most important at Wawel. Poland.

The Apocalypse Tapestry. Flickr

Tapestry. Wikipedia entry.

Technology/new textile technologies

Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory, Cornell University

Textile Technology, Textile Machinery, News and Directory

Textile categories. Wikipedia entry.

Textile World, a news magazine.

Textile Museum, Washington DC.

Textile resources, links to textile websites. Rugs, needlework.
Rug Hooking Online

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U.K. textiles

The 62 Group of Textile Artists (UK)
Since its establishment in 1962 some of the most highly regarded British textileartists have been members of the 62 Group. The membership is now international and is achieved through selection.

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Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Costume Collection

Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia
One of the world’s great centres for contemporary hand-woven tapestry.

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Weaving

Handweavers Guild of America

Weaving Document Archive
On-Line Digital Archive of Documents on Weaving and Related Topics. The On-Line Digital Archive contains material on weaving, basketry, lace, and related subjects.

Weaving, Wikipedia entry.

Wikipedia entry on textiles.

Zandra Rhodes

Textile artists

Anni Albers, foremost textile artist.

ATASDA: Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc
A not for profit organisation fostering ideas between fibre artists using pigments,
dyes, manipulative techniques and surface decoration.

The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA)

The 62 Group of Textile Artists (UK)
Since its establishment in 1962 some of the most highly regarded British textileartists have been members of the 62 Group. The membership is now international and is achieved through selection.

David Arthur, textile designer. 
A gallery of Couture and Prêt-à-porter print designs.

Zandra Rhodes Homepage

Richard Tuttle. I don’t know, or the weave of textile language. Tate Modern

Richard Tuttle. Pace Gallery

Richard Tuttle. MOMA

Gunta Stolzi. Fabric designs by Gunta Stolzi.

William Morris, Wikipedia entry.

A directory of textile artists from TextileArts.net.

'Wandle' textile design by William Morris, pro...
‘Wandle’ textile design by William Morris, produced by Morris & Co in 1884. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Woman's Kimono-Style Dressing Gown with Sash LACMA M.2007.211.783a-b (13 of 15)
Woman’s Kimono-Style Dressing Gown with Sash; Japan for the Western market, late 19th – early 20th century