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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. Take a virtual tour via YouTube.

Rocker Beater Loom Website

The rocker beater loom is a rare type of Early American handloom. There is very little information available on this style of loom, and the object of this website is to make what is known more widely available. The major source of information is the "The Rocker Beater Loom: A new case for an early form of standing beater loom," a master's thesis approved by Ohio University in 1998. The site contains numerous photos and drawings, and a section on "Continuing Research."

The International Textile and Apparel Association

The International Textile and Apparel Association is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation composed of scholars, educators, and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education. The ITAA seeks to advance excellence in education, scholarship and innovation, and their global applications.

Ayala Talpai, folk artist and felt-maker, provides instruction, sources, tips and workshop schedule for all kinds of felting, including needle felting.

Ten Thousand Villages - Canada

In June 2020, MCC Canada made the difficult decision to close the corporate operations of Ten Thousand Villages Canada. Three locally-run stores decided to continue operating independently and have a licensing agreement with Ten Thousand Villages USA that allows them to continue to use the Ten Thousand Villages brand. These stores are located in Cobourg, ON, Brandon, MB, and Abbotsford, BC. Three other former stores have re-branded and currently still operate in Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, and Port Colborne, ON. All six stores are committed to continuing the fair trade mission of Ten Thousand Villages in Canada.

The Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies

The Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies, founded in 1997, fosters the creative practice and cultural study of tapestry. Our research projects and public programs address the art of traditional and contemporary tapestry, hand-woven in many societies from ancient to modern times. We hope that, whether you are a weaver, collector, curator, or newcomer, you will discover many useful connections to tapestry-related resources.

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