Resources: Quilts, Textiles, Needlework

African American Quilting Traditions  History, shapes, colors, styles and patterns of African American Textile Quilts.

American Textile History Museum The American Textile History Museum tells America's story through the art, history and science of our textiles.

Antique Quilt Dating  Discover the Mystery of Antique Quilts & Textiles with Quilt Historian & Collector Kimberly Wulfert. A forum for research and ideas about quilt history, the women, and textiles: 1750 - 2007.

Crochet Guild of America The Crochet Guild of America is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and advancing the art of crochet.

Curatorial Care of Textiles  This appendix discusses the physical characteristics of textiles and outlines guidelines for their long-term care and preservation. Many different kinds of objects are called textiles. They include: • quilts and bed covers • clothing • tapestries and wall hangings • rugs • baskets and mats • upholstery • embroidered samplers and other household decorations ~ The main topics covered in this appendix are: • textile materials, added materials, and their manufacture • agents of deterioration • handling, storage, display, and transportation of textiles • working with a conservator when treatment is needed • specific emergency procedures for textiles ~ The role of preventive conservation is to avoid, block, or minimize the agents of deterioration. This practice will decrease the need for costly and time-consuming conservation treatments.

 Fabrics.net  Your Complete Fabric Destination! Fabrics.net is an information, resource, and referral network. We have been compiling your requests into a one- stop- everything- you- ever- wanted- to- know- about- fabrics, trims, care, embroidery, knitting, vintage fabric and quilting megasite.

 Guideline for the Care of Textiles  Guidelines for the care of textiles developed by the Textile Museum, Washington D.C. ~ Environmental Control, General Care and Cleaning, Storage, Proper Display Techniques, Framing Textiles, When to Consult a Conservator, Suppliers of Archival Suppliers ~ Also information on Storing Oriental Carpets, Hanging Systems for Textiles, Pest Busters including a down loadable PDF Pest Chart

International Old Lacer's Inc.  A non-profit organization for the study and recreation of old laces; to design and make contemporary pieces; to identify inherited pieces; to understand and enjoy the history and beauty of museum pieces, and to preserve examples of needlework craftsmanship.

Knitting and Crochet Guild of UK The Knitting & Crochet Guild is a registered national educational charity. It was established in 1978 to preserve and nurture the skills of knitting and crochet and to conserve what is a major part of our cultural and craft heritage. Now entering its 29th year, the Guild has accumulated an important and rapidly-growing Collection of garments, samples, domestic knitting machines, yarns, tools and ephemera related to knitting and crochet over the last 200 years, as well as setting up a well-stocked Library of books, periodicals and patterns. The Guild has also been successful in mounting exhibitions and running courses and workshops as part of an expanding education program. It has been active in producing commercial publications, establishing a book and Pattern Search Service and HelpLine, publishing a substantial quarterly journal (Slipknot), setting up regional groups, providing displays and clinics at national yarn fairs, selling Heritage Kits and much more.

Lace Magazine  LACE Magazine international is devoted to handmade bobbin and needle lace. It is the premier publication for lace makers and collectors worldwide. Filled with amazing photographs, history, techniques, patterns, teachers, suppliers, gathering and group listings, LMi not only provides you with indispensable information and a nationwide Lace Network, it also offers you a forum to express your thoughts and ideas on lace. ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY OF ANTIQUE LACE for Identification purposes.

Latin America Textiles Collections The Latin American Textiles of the Field Museum website. The collection comprises close to 3000 objects from Meso, Central and South America. The most ancient textiles are from the Nazca culture of Peru, circa 200 B.C. to 600 A.D. Image Gallery.

Patches of the Past  A wealth of information on quilting including textiles, needlework, and history.

Patterns from History  Here you will find quilt patterns like the ones that women shared with each other in days gone by. With each one you will discover a bit of history that will give you a sense of what the pattern meant to quilters of the past.

Quilters Guild of the British Isles  Quilt guild of the the UK. History and Resource Links to UK Textile Information Sites and Museums.

Quilts and Quiltmaking in America  American Memory: Quilts and Quiltmaking in America showcases materials from two American Folklife Center collections, the Blue Ridge Parkway Folklife Project Collection (1978) and the "All-American Quilt Contest" sponsored by Coming Home, a division of Lands' End, and Good Housekeeping. Together these collections provide a glimpse into America's diverse quilting traditions.

Textiles as Art  The most informative resource for Antique Textile Information! From buying to selling to restoration and preservation to appraisals and pricing. The Antique Textiles in this gallery include Chinese silks of the Tang to the Qing dynasties, Pre-Columbian South American textiles, Central Asian Ikat and Suzani, Renaissance and Medieval European objects, Coptic and Ancient Textiles, Classical Islamic and Persian silks and velvets, as well as ethnographic Costumes and antique Kashmiry and Persian Shawls. Textile History, Book References.

The Alliance for the American Quilts Center for the Quilt: The Alliance for American Quilts brings together quiltmakers and designers, the quilt industry, quilt scholars and teachers, and quilt collectors in the cause of documenting, preserving, and sharing our great American quilt heritage. We are committed to collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts tell about our nation's diverse people and communities. The Quilt Index is a growing research and reference tool designed to provide unprecedented access to information and images about quilts held in private and public hands.

The Persian Carpet Gallery  The Persian Carpet: History, Construction, Patterns, Styles, Regions - Gallery of Images

The Textile Dictionary  Dictionary of Textile Terms.

The Textile Industry of UK  Detailed history of the British textile system (industry) with pages on textile inventors and inventions, entrepreneurs, life working in a textile factory and factory workers.

The Textile Society The Textile Society of America, Inc. provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives

Timeless History of Tapestries and Wall Hangings The history of woven tapestry from ancient times to the present. The study of tapestries as an art form and effective literary expression. Gallery of examples.

Womenfolk - The Art of Quilting Yesterday and Today Quilt history, styles, patterns, links, fact vrs. fiction, newsletter, and more.

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