Textiles and T Guide - Resources and Review

Forum developed for the textile and retail industry and its consumers. Provides basic information concerning the production, characteristics, advantages and care of textile products, a stain removal guide, a glossary of fibre and textile terms, a collection of sayings, phrases, movies and song titles which contain fabric or textile terms and tips on how to read a garment label.
A worldwide association for those whose collective interests cover textile management, design, engineering, research, production, marketing, education and training. The products from these interests include fibres and other raw materials, consumer fashion articles, and engineering structures for industrial needs.
Material from two American Folklife Centre collections that explore America's quilting traditions, including photos and recorded interviews with quiltmakers. Users can search the collections by keyword, browse by quiltmaker or subject, or browse galleries of photos and sound recordings directly.
Annotated links to selected Internet resources covering crafts, ceramics, metals, and textiles.
Description of the textile technique of nalebinding, covering its history, origins and construction.
Detailed definitions of over 180 textile terms. Entries are arranged under four main categories: standard cotton fabrics; standard silk and silk imitation fabrics; standard worsted, wool and hair fabrics; and other cellulose fabrics.
Journal containing articles about various aspects of cotton science including agronomy, disease, insect research and control, physiology, weed science, economics and marketing, and cotton improvement. Full text of articles provided in PDF and HTML format.
Short description of cloth
making in Anglo-Saxon and Viking times.
Illustrated article discussing the clothing of early Anglo
Saxons, thought to be similar to that of continental Germanic peoples.
A collection of over 52,000 images which are free for educational use by the UK higher education community. The collection comprises images of textiles, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, Chinese and Japanese art, Indian art, furniture, glass, photography, sculpture, costume, theatre and manuscripts, Picture Post magazine images (covering social history in Britain from 1938 to 1957), six areas of British history (the Irish troubles, history of sport, women's history, development of the mass media, UK politicians and Labour history), with editorial input from academics, journalists and archivists, and images from the James Valentine collection (a postcard archive of photography over the past 100 years), plus items from the George Cowie and Robert Adam photographic collections.
Historical information on the textile industry, including inventors and inventions, textile entrepreneurs, biographies of factory workers, and debates on child labour.
Publishers of art books including Oriental and Islamic, Pre
Columbian and medieval art.
Article discussing the clothing of Anglo
Saxons from 600 to 800 AD in areas where Christianity was widespread.
The School of Textiles offers courses in all aspects of textiles from design to technology and science. Computers are used widely within the fields of textile design and clothing manufacture. The School was formerly the Scottish College of Textiles (Galashiels) which merged with the University in October 1998.
A trade association for those in the Scottish textiles industry. Information is provided about the various sectors of the industry, for example accessories, clothing manufacture, dyeing and finishing, knitting, and weaving.
Illustrated article on the techniques and products of Anglo
Saxon and Viking decorative weaving.
Verdant Works is a working jute mill and museum in Dundee. This online version explores the history of the jute industry, its social impact from success in the midst of 19th century, to its complete demise in the latter 20th century. The jute production process and products are discussed, as is the history of the Verdant mill.
Short article with bibliography about the textiles were available in Anglo
Saxon England.
Needlework FAQs, as well as archived material from the rec.crafts.textiles.needlework newsgroup, and an index of needlework links, with many free needlework charts.
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