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Textile Design

Art History Resources on the Web
Links by geography and period to museums and galleries around the world.

ArtLex on Textiles
Some of the most important pieces there are.

Cairo Museum
As you can imagine, certainly one of my favorites. Click through the links.

The Computer Integrated Textile Design Association (CITDA) is the premier association committed to the use, management, and development of computer integrated design (CID) and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) systems within the textile industry.

Computer Textile Design Group (CTDG)
The Computer Textile Design Group is an association of people who work with computers in embroidery, surface design, screen printing, knitting, lace-making and other textile activities.

Fashion Toolbox
Design software for apparel, textile and surface designers.

Folk Art and Craft Exchange
Focuses on folk art and crafts of the world.

G & S Dye
A catalogue of designer supplies.

Heavens' Embroidered Cloths
One Thousand Years of Chinese Textiles.

Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Don't even ask. Just get on a plane and go.

JacqCAD MASTER is a computer program for creating textile designs on Macintosh computers.

Lisa Peruchini Textile Design
Mostly novelties and engineered prints. Very prolific.

Los Angeles County Museum of Arts
Another knock-out collection.

Miltonia Textile Links
From the artist show. A little bit of everything.

Origin, Inc.
A full service design studio. Original concepts, colorings, repeats, etc.

Richard Rothstein & Co.
28 slides detailing how oriental rugs are made from Azerbaijani wool, including vegetable dyeing and weaving.

Symmetry and Pattern: The Art of Oriental Carpets.
Oriental Carpets have long been appreciated for their beauty. That beauty is achieved through the choice of colors and designs, as well as by the manipulation of designs and colors to form pleasing patterns.

Textile and Costume Museums
From the Google Directory, lists more than 50 textile and costume museums worldwide.

The Accademia Group
A group of design studios out of Italy. They represent over 100 designers from countries around the world.

The Koeltz Collection
The University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology possesses a large collection of textiles collected in the early 1930's by Dr. Walter Koelz.

The Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute.
The world-renowned Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum possesses more than 75,000 costumes and accessories from seven centuries and five continents.

The Northwest Quilters Home Page.
Quilts, quilts, quilts. Authentic design and designers.

The Textile Gallery
Here you will find a wealth of illustrative and written material on the textile arts, which we hope you will find both fascinating and informative.

Victoria and Albert Museum
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of the decorative arts and is home to 145 galleries, including national collections of sculpture, furniture, fashion and photographs.

The Weaving Art Museum and Research Institute.
Covers historical as well as modern documents.

Textile consultants at Weaveplan are the UK's leading designers in the specialized fields of woven fabrics and printed textiles.

William Morris
Textiles and Textile Design by William Morris and Morris & Co.

World Museums
A huge list of museums and galleries.