The Internet is vast and can be frustrating to navigate. How often do you look for a site or a subject and struggle to track down something that tells you what you need to know?
This list identifies a number of sites that we have found and think that others will find of interest. Some of them are very useful reference sites, others are sources of potential inspiration and ideas for textile work of all kinds.
The list is not intended to be comprehensive – it would be difficult to list every single Textile Artist that has a web presence, for a start – but reflects a range of on-line resources that we feel are useful to have bookmarked.
Stitch and technique directories
Mary Corbet’s Needle and Thread
Embroidery and Textile sites
Mr X Stitch – changing the way you think about embroidery
Internet Archive: Early Modern Embroidery and Lace Pattern Books
Museum, University and Library collections
University of Leeds International Textile Collection (Includes the Louisa Pesel Collection)
VADS: over 140,000 images from over 300 art and design collections across the UK, which are freely available for non-commercial use in education.
Other Guilds and Associations
In the UK
The Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
The Association of Dress Historians
Embroiderers’ Guild of America
Embroiderers’ Association of Canada
ANZEG: The Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guilds
International Felt Makers Association
Embroiderers’ Guild of New South Wales
Embroiderers’ Guild , Australian Capital Territory
Embroiderers’ Guild, Queensland
Embroiderers’ Guild South Australia
Hobart Embroiderers’ Guild (Tasmania)