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Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

University of Wisconsin, Madison. The size and scope of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, along with its related programs, make it an outstanding resource for scholars, designers, students, and members of the community. The complete collection is documented on an interactive video disc. The 21,000 images are completely cross referenced in an accompanying two-volume index. Copies of the videodisc are available for purchase. For further information, call 608/262-1162.

National Basketry Organization, Inc.

A non-profit corporation dedicated to basketry and everyone who appreciates this unique art form, which is both an ancient craft and modern art. Whether you are a basketmaker, a collector, a novice weaver, a studio artist or someone who simply admires baskets, we think you'll find something of interest in these pages. We welcome your interest. We are a member supported organization, and invite you to join us.

Textile Society of America

The theme of TSA's 14th Biennial Symposium entitled New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future. Los Angeles, California September 10-14, 2014.

Alternative Crops Homepage

Information regarding alternative crop research, including kenaf for textiles, under study at Mississippi State University.

Department of Human Ecology

Public Service and Outreach: Human Ecology is committed to sharing research with the public through a range of activities and services. Examples include the Clothing and Textiles Collection and a Textile Analysis Service. Each has a dedicated section of the website. The Clothing and Textile Collection consists of more than 16,000 textiles, garments and related artifacts

Taos Art School

Art Workshops and Art Expeditions in the Heart of the Southwest, Taos, New Mexico. Classes take place in various locations in the Southwest and South America.

Textile Center

Minneapolis, MN. The Textile Center represents and supports fiber artists working in all forms of textile media including weaving, quilting, knitting, sewing, needlework, lace making, basketry and beading. A critical part of the Textile Center's mission is to bring validation and visibility to this field of art. Textile arts arise from all cultures and the Textile Center works to preserve traditional forms as well as to encourage experimentation and the development of new fiber art forms.

Breeds of Livestock - Sheep

Oklahoma State University's extensive listing of sheep breeds.

Centre International d'Etude des Textiles Anciens

An international organization devoted to supporting and elaborating on the study of ancient textiles. Membership applicants must have a referral from a fellow academic. Based in Lyon, France, member resources include training in textile creation and analysis, a standard descriptive method in use all over the world, regular publications and an annual conference.

Indian Arts Research Center

The IARC collection is considered by many to be one of the most remarkable assemblages of Southwestern Native art in the world. Public tours are available on Fridays. The SAR encourages research students and scholars to use the McElvain Library and Archives and to visit the Indian Arts Research Center. Reservations for all visitors is required, see the website for details.

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