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Museums of Interest

The Textile Museum

Located in Washington, DC, the museum has rotating exhibitions of textiles and rugs from specific countries or on specific techniques. On their website you will also find the International Directory of Textile Collections. The museum is dedicated to furthering the understanding of creative achievement in the textile arts through various lectures and other activities.There is also a museum shop on the premises and members get a discount not only in the shop but also on a large listing of available books on the subject.
Our BERGAMA and MOGHUL patterns were inspired by the Museum's collection of Ottoman embroideries.
While in Washington, DC, don't forget to visit the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History textile collection.

The Art Institute of Chicago

Located in Chicago, Illinois, the Department of Textiles contains more than 13,000 textiles and 66,000 sample swatches ranging from 300 B.C. to the present. Our MORVILLE Wedding Pillow is adapted from their 16th and 17th Century English needlework collection.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - the Antonio Ratti Textile Center & Reference Library

Located in New York City, the museum has a significant collection of textiles and rugs in the Antonio Ratti Textile Center from all civilizations, from 3000 B.C. to the present. Open to the public, the Center is one of the largest, most technically advanced facilities for the study, storage, and conservation of textiles in any art museum.There is also a museum shop on the premises and members get a discount in the shop. Information on 36,000 textile pieces, their locations in the various wings and departments of the museum. Our NEWPORT upholstery pattern was inspired by an upholstered wing chair in their collection.

The Folk Art Museum

Also located in New York City, the museum has a large collection of early American samplers, bed rugs, pocketbooks, and stitched pictures. Our Flamestitch Money Purse is adapted from one in their collection.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Costume and Textile department houses more than twenty thousand objects, representing more than 100 cultures and 2000 years of human creativity in the textile arts.

Victoria and Albert Museum

Located in London, the museum houses one of the largest textile collections in the world. Over 5000 textiles illustrate the development of textile designs and techniques over a 2000 year period in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Embroiderers' Guild Museum

Located in Surrey in the UK, the Guild's museum contains over 11,000 embroidered pieces that have been collected from around the world. Well worth a visit if you are in the area!

More Museums

Indianapolis Museum of Art -

- houses several textile collections.

deYoung Museum

- in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco - has the largest Anatolian kilims collection outside Turkey. This is the link to the various textile collections from around the world.

Field Museum of Natural History- Chicago, Illinois

This is the link to the various textile collections

The Windham Textile & History Museum

- Located in Willimantic, CT., in the former headquarters of the American Thread Company. In addition to the museum with exhibits, the building also contains a library and an archive on the history of textiles, textile arts and the textile industry.

MISCELLANEOUS ONLINE RESOURCES

 

DMC

- for nearly three centuries, this company has produced needlework threats at their factory in Mulhouse, France. We use Tapestry Wool (Art. 486 & 487) in our kits. Tapestry wool is 4 ply, non-divisible, durable and colorfast. Available in 390 colors, DMC recommends it for pillows, rugs, upholstery and wall hangings. Their USA location is in Kearny, NJ.

 

INTERNET LINKS TO TEXTILE SITES

This is a valueable site for refence links to EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about textiles from discussions, books, museums, historic collections, rugs, costumes, fabrics, weavings and so much more.

  CRAFTKITS

A great source for quality craft kits for children and teenagers who have an interest in American Indian lore. Many choices to suit all age groups, for schools, camps or to do at home. A nice way to keep them occupied while you are stitching away on your cross-point kits! They learn to make their own choices and decisions on every craftkit.