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Other interesting websites

Centre for the History of Retailing and Distribution


CHORD was set up in 1998 at the University of Wolverhampton to give new impetus to the study of the history of retailing and distribution, and to act as a point of contact between scholars

The former home and country meeting place for the Bloomsbury Group. They run courses, workshops lectures and walks.

The blog provides readers with information on the c+de journal, which interrogates and expands the international recognition of Australian craft and design, including back issues, calls for papers etc.

DATS provide links and mutual support for professionals in the United Kingdom and Ireland working with specialist collections of fashion, dress and textiles and with wider museum collections that include these materials.

Set up by the Stitch Identification Group and the Henry Art Gallery, the guide presents a standardized nomenclature and classification system for embroidery stitches based on seven structural and three usage categories.

Historic Fashion Collection


A research collection of C19th and C20th century dress, textiles and ephemera used by design historian Lyn Broster to underpin lectures at Uclan.

Gingerlily, a silk bedding company interviewed Mara Nicolle about how it is to work with silk and her designs for the new range.

Irish Linen - The Fabric of Ireland


Information on the history of the linen industry in Ireland. Associated with the Living Linen oral history project.

A blog that aims to gather information about batik workshops and the type of work they produced, informed by the authors' travels along the north coast of Java.

Pasold Research Fund


The Pasold Research Fund is a charitable institution that promotes and supports research on textile history, by giving financial assistance to researchers, by organising and supporting conferences and workshops and by publishing a monograph series and a major journal, Textile History.

The website of a project that is compiling an inventory of all objects in sea-silk and tracing the history of this almost forgotten textile material.

The blog of textile designer Sarah Campbell.

Visual artist Lesley Sutton's website is a culturally diverse arts and heritage project. 'We all have a story of cloth to tell. What memory does cloth hold for you?'

Stroud International Textiles


Running a year round programme of talks, classes, workshops, discussions and exhibitions primarily based upon contemporary textiles - but including historical. They run an annual festival every May.



Textile historian Viveka Hansen would like to share her work with all who are interested in textile studies.

Textile Curator


Textile Curator is a showcase for contemporary textile artists from around the world. It's aim is to inspire and broaden people's knowledge of all genres of textile art.

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair


The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Spinningfields. Cutting edge contemporary craft to buy direct from 150 designer-makers in: jewellery, interior textiles, fashion accessories, glass, ceramics, textiles, metal and much, much more.

The Weave Shed


The Weave Shed is a website for weave designers with a portfolio practice, payee, mills, independent, designer makers, tapestry, artists, educators and students.

Three Shires Textile Festival


Annual 2-week programme of exhibitions, talks, tours, textile craft fairs, fabric sales, student fashion shows; embracing museums and other attractions.