|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / institutions|
|AHDS Visual Arts
rich and stimulating collection of world textiles at
the University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham has
supported the practical study of woven and printed
textiles for over forty years.
|AHDS Visual Arts is
pleased to announce the release of a major new resource
from The Textiles Collection at the University College
for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham,
Maidstone and Rochester.
Containing over 3000 artefacts, The Textiles Collection ranges 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.
Linda Brassington, Teaching Fellow 2005-06 and Senior Lecturer in Printed Textiles at the University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham Campus, stresses the importance of The Textiles Collection as an educational resource for practitioners and historians and as a foundation for new research, "This rich and stimulating collection of world textiles has supported the practical study of woven and printed textiles for over forty years."
|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.
Many notable designers and hand weavers of the twentieth century are represented and with the addition of The Textiles Collection AHDS Visual Arts now has an invaluable catalogue of textile-based resources for research, learning and teaching.
|For more information
contact: AHDS Visual Arts
University College for the Creative Arts Farnham Campus
Farnham GU9 7DS
Tel No: +44 (0) 1252 892723
Fax No: +44 (0) 1252 892913
|Last revised 2 February 2006|