Whenever I visit Washington DC I always try to go to the Textile Museum. I have seen wonderful things there from stunning Mamluk rugs to vibrant Amish quilts. I signed up for their eNewsletter on one of my visits and now I get a regular stream of information on all topics related to textiles.
They have some fabulous exhibitions coming up. What a pity I won’t be there to see them. However if you’re in DC go take a look at these:
Green: the Color and the Cause April 16 – September 11, 2011
Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain May 15, 2010 – September 12, 2010
Second Lives: The Age-Old Art of Recycling Textiles February 4 – July 10, 2011
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I’ve written to the Museum to see if they’ll let me show some images from their exhibitions so fingers crossed. Keep watching
They also have some online exhibitions which are just as interesting – including Ottoman Embroideries. Can you believe they did the most amazing and intricate embroidery on the ends of their bath towels! I guess they must have been for the Sultan.
Anyway pay them a visit I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.