Textile Museums Map – a start!

I’m happy to say that I have made a small start on the Textile Museums map which I have meant to compile ever since I started this blog. It is on Google Maps here. Let me know if you have any problems viewing it.

I have a whole lot more links to museums saved in my Favourites so I will gradually add them over the next few days (hopefully) or weeks (probably)…. If you know of any more, please leave a comment or email me, preferably with a website if you know it and I’ll put it in. I’ve put a link on the sidebar too.

I’ve been wondering if there is any way to set this so that it is editable by anyone, or more than just me… If anyone has any idea about this, do let me know! I had an idea about putting it on Wikipedia but one look at the map how-to instructions put me off! It looks far too technical for me…

Give me a week or so to enter all my links on the map, and then please see if your local textile museum, or any you know about, is on there and let me know if it isn’t.

You can view it by zooming in on the area you’re interested in, or browsing the links on the left.

Update: in the process of compiling this map, I have discovered a lot of online ‘museums’ and textile resources, so I have put them onto a permanent page on this blog – you can see a link to it on the sidebar under ‘Pages’.

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19 Responses to Textile Museums Map – a start!

  1. Helen Cowans June 6, 2007 at 9:59 am #

    Hi Great idea to have the textile map – wonderful resource. I could view it fine.


  2. Maggie Harris June 7, 2007 at 3:12 pm #

    Great Idea Liz, had no trouble viewing the map. Brilliant. Best Wishes Maggie

  3. Liz June 8, 2007 at 5:59 pm #

    Great, glad it works! Thanks …

  4. Christine June 9, 2007 at 3:49 am #

    Liz, a great resource, thanks. I will try to send you a few Aussie museum sits if I can locate them again. Cheers.

  5. Juanita Sim June 9, 2007 at 4:16 am #

    Nice map and great idea!

    There is a good textile museum located in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.

    There is also a list of USA textile musuems here:

    There might be some there that you missed.

  6. Odile June 9, 2007 at 7:42 am #

    Hi Liz and thank you for this link . I would introduce our project (for the French Quilters Guild): La France en Textiles :

    With also a Google map of textile museums in France

    Thanks to Sharon (Inaminuteago) who gives us the link toward your blog.

  7. cqmadhatter June 9, 2007 at 1:34 pm #

    Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte NC has regular exhibits and so does Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem NC

  8. cqmadhatter June 9, 2007 at 1:39 pm #

    ps How about the Metropolitian Museum in NYC…It usually has an exhibit on the basement level from the Fashion Institute…

  9. celeste June 9, 2007 at 5:32 pm #

    My favorite is Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley, CA. They’re website is http://lacismuseum.org/ .

  10. juanita sim June 9, 2007 at 7:00 pm #

    The Waterloo County & Area Quilt Gallery is here: http://www.waterlooquiltfestival.com/quilt_gallery_main.asp

  11. Mandy June 9, 2007 at 8:12 pm #

    Oh Liz, well done. This is going to be such a useful resource to all of us.

  12. vivian June 10, 2007 at 7:26 am #

    Here is a special quilt museum with gallery hanging space. It is in a beautiful old mansion in a charming little town in western Washingon.

  13. Liz June 10, 2007 at 2:01 pm #

    Thank you, so much, everyone, for all these links. I’ll put them on asap. Thank you especially, Odile, because we’re going to France in the summer and I love visiting textile museums there – I found quite a few around Lyon and around Alsace in holidays a few years ago… any you know of around Tours gratefully received for this year’s holiday!

  14. Odile June 11, 2007 at 9:48 am #

    As Tours is said “Cité de la Soie” – Town of the silk, there is not still a museum opened but you can manage (with appointment) visite “Le Manach silk manufacture”.
    Here all details :

    and for your holidays everything is here (and it is more than rich!):

    Enjoy your stay in France


  15. Liz June 11, 2007 at 3:24 pm #

    Wow, thanks, Odile. This looks wonderful. I will try emailing the local tourist office before we go to see if I can fix up an appointment. I’ve been to the Touraine website several times already and get its newsletter – I’ve found out quite a lot already. Thank you!

  16. Stitchlily October 26, 2008 at 4:55 pm #

    Am I glad I found you!! I’ve just started a blog and map of Textiles in Ireland. http://www.woollyway.blogspot.com/
    We dont have a dedicated Textile Museum but a few sections in different museums around the country. I’d love to link up if possible! I’ll put a link on my blog to your map, and I’ll pass on any info I come across to you! Is that ok?

  17. vivian October 27, 2008 at 6:25 am #

    The map is a great source!
    I emailed the La Conner museum … for their information.