Links

linksI’m a strong believer in the power of the internet, so here’s a page of links to websites I find useful, engaging and/ or inspiring. I want to emphasise how much wonderful stuff you can get for free, so I generally avoid posting links to commercial sites.

TEXTILE CONSERVATION

KNITTING

General

Techniques

Patterns

History

EMBROIDERY

Techniques

Patterns

  • FolkCostume.blogspot is an excellent source of embroidery patterns from Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine
  • Semne Cusute blog is a good source of embroidery designs from Romania.

ALL CRAFT

General

Patterns

History

FASHION

Sustainability and ethics

History

  • Men, Women and Clothes – a series made in 1957 by Doris Langley Moore and now available to watch on the BBC archives website.

I try to keep my links up-to-date, but please let me know if you find any have expired.

TIPS FOR USING/SEARCHING ONLINE RESOURCES

Remember that variations on a word may mean that you aren’t getting all the results you should be. Using the following ‘wildcard symbols‘ may help to eliminate this problem:

Question mark ?

This can be used to replace a single character in a word. Useful for words with spelling variations. For example kn?t would give results for knyt (old-fashioned variation) and knit.

Asterisk *

This can be used to replace a single, none or several characters. For example, typing knit* gives results for knit, knitted and knitting.

However, some sites won’t be set up for wildcard symbols, so it’s worth testing, and if they aren’t, try variations one at a time. I tested this on the Cleveland Museum of Art ‘Search the Collection’ page and came up with different results for the searches ‘knit’, ‘knitted’ and ‘knitting’.

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