Ref NoTC/M
TitleTextile Collection
DescriptionOver 3,000 textiles donated or commissioned for the Centre, ranging from quilts, embroidery and lace to footwear and clothing, and including: Items from Constance Howard's personal collection of embroidery and costume; a collection of techno-fabric samples from Nuno in Japan; donations by ex-graduates from the 1980's and 1990's.

The material archive is an eclectic, international treasure trove of textiles which are extraordinarily rich in breadth and diversity, ranging from full-scale quilts to tiny fragments of embroidery and lace.
AdminHistoryThe orginal collection was formed in the 1980's and reflected the pedagogic principals of Constance Howard and Audrey Walker, two former Heads of Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Whilst Constance Howard established embroidery as a singular art form, Audrey Walker introduced an interdisciplinary approach to the subject by changing the name of the department from embroidery to textiles. This integrated approach is reflected in the diverse textile collection. Consequently many pieces from the material archive became an essential resource for research teaching and teaching in studio practice.
ExtentBoxed objects
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