THE TEXTILES COLLECTION ONLINE

03 April 2006
Farnham (United Kingdom) - Arts and Humanities Research Council Visual Arts announced the release of a major new resource from The Textiles Collection at the University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, England.
Farnham (United Kingdom) - Arts and Humanities Research Council Visual Arts announced the release of a major new resource from The Textiles Collection at the University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, England. The Textiles Collection contains over 3000 artefacts ranging from Coptic textiles dating from 800 1000 AD through to British woollen cloths, Kashmir shawls, African strip weaving and Scandinavian furnishing fabrics from 1950 to 1990. The Textiles Collection can serve as an educational resource for practitioners and historians and as a foundation for new research. Now, in a digital form, the resource illustrates the visual and tactile subtleties of textiles in a two-dimensional environment. Each image has been carefully created to describe the particular qualities of its subject expressing the fold and drape of a textile; communicating the fibre, structure and finish of woven cloths; and illustrating pattern, repeat and scale in printed fabrics.

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For further information please contact:

Sheila Harvey
The Textiles Collection
University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham
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Farnham
Surrey
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