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The Textile Museum

The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. and its website offer a great look into an oft-ignored medium. Historic textiles, functional textiles, and art textiles can all be found on this museum's website, thanks to the collecting savvy of George Hewitt Myers, who founded the museum in 1925. Visitors will enjoy learning about the Textile of the Month when they go to the "Collections" link, found...
The Conner Prairie Museum Textile Collection

The Textile Collection at Indiana University Purdue University Indiana (IUPUI) was founded by the Lilly family, of Eli Lilly pharmaceutical fame. The digitized items here offer a great way to learn about an oft-ignored area of the art world. Visitors will find the introduction to the collection to be brief, but informative. It explains the multiple reasons behind the decrease in creation of...
Binary Visions: 19th-Century Woven Coverlets from the Collection of Historic Huguenot Street

This rather marvelous collection explores the world of historic coverlets via a set of photographs and related documents that tell the stories of these fascinating items of material culture. The collection was made possible as part of a collaboration between the Dorsky Museum in New York and Historic Huguenot Street. The materials here are divided into five areas, including Historical Background,...
Knitting Industry

The knitting industry is a vast one, and this industry website is a great way to keep tabs on new and important developments in the field. The site is based in the United Kingdom, and it covers the knitting and hosiery industries by providing information about the industry's leading shows and exhibitions, along with offering a searchable buyer's guide and research reports. On the website, visitors...
George Washington University: the Textile Museum

The Textile Museum at George Washington University was founded in 1925 by textile collector and philanthropist George Hewitt Myers. Today, the collection contains no fewer than 20,000 textiles from around the world and includes rugs, clothing, wall hangings, and more. Visitors can learn more about the museum's complete collection via the Collection Highlights section, which provides an overview of...