Fiber Arts Museum Links
Slater Mill Museum
Slater Mill, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, is a museum complex which includes the Old Slater Mill, built in 1793 for the spining of cotton, restored to its c. 1835 appearance; the Wilkinson Mill, built in 1810; the Sylvanus Brown House, built in 1758. Tours are guided by commentary from costumed interpreters. Activities include festivals, programs and curriculum-based programs. Resources such as fine craft and artwork exhibits, a research library and gift shop.
The Ditchling Museum
In the early 20th century the village of Ditchling in Sussex, England, was the center of weaving, calligraphy, metalsmithing, pottery and other crafts. The museum maintains a large collection of original pieces of the artists.
The State Museum of Azerbaijani Carpets and Decorative Applied Arts
Located in Baku, Azerbaijan. In August 2014, the museum got a luxurious new building, which itself is in the shape of a rolled carpet. The new Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was designed by the Austrian architects Franz Janz and Walter Mari. Within the community, the Carpet Museum organizes lectures and often invites students from local schools to come to the museum to learn more about the art of carpet-making.
Mission Mill Museum
Mission Mill Museum preserves Mission houses, an Oregon Trail settler's house, a historic church and the structures, equipment, and original water-powered turbine of the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill with related artifacts. The museum's two histories are shared with visitors through daily and group tours, The Jason Lee House (1841), one of the four pioneer structures on the museum grounds, is restored and furnished in period and said to be the oldest remaining frame house in the Pacific Northwest.interpretation, speakers, living history, children's programs, hands-on activities, special events, the museum store and rental facilities.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Minneapolis Institute of Arts textile collection contains more than 8,000 and has gained an international reputation. The Institute acquired the Jack Lenor Larsen company archive and maintains a gallery devoted to the studio.
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
"The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote the art, craft and history of quilts and textiles."The museum, founded in 1977, is recognised as the oldest quilt museum in the United States. 520 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Ph. 408.971.0323.
The North Carolina Homespun Museum
The museum in Ashland, North Carolina, chronicles the Biltmore Industries, a craft education program founded by Edith Vanderbilt and its internationally renowned wool cloth. Closed January-Maarch.
Village Historique Acadien
Located near Caraquet, in northeastern New Brunswick, The Village Historique Acadien offers visitors from outside the region the opportunity to spend a day in an 1860s house and experience how people lived back then. Dressed in clothing made of linen, drugget and cotton, and wearing moccasins on your feet, you will enjoy Acadian cooking and have the chance to learn to card, spin and weave wool, make shingles and do carpentry work with antique tools, print texts as in olden days, or go on nature walks, all fully supervised by two staff members.