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Knotwe is an emerging hub focused on the intersection of craft, art, design, technology and tradition in fibers, textiles and surface design. 

Connect with Knotwe to learn, find resources, news and explore new interpretations of technology, tradition and fiber community networking.

Links

As Knotwe grows we will continue to add new links. If you know of something that you wish to share with Knotwe readers, please go to our contact section and let us know.

Below are fiber arts, textile and surface design resources by general categories:

 

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Fiber Suppliers:

Earthues- (offering natural dyes)

www.earthues.com

The Woolery

www.woolery.com

Halcyon Yarns 
www.halcyonyarn.com 

Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association (MAFA)
www.mafafiber.org 

Opulent Fibers
www.opulentfibers.com 

RH Lindsay CompanyP.O. Box 240926, Boston, MA 02124, phone: (617) 288-1155

phone: fax: (617) 288-1050
fax: wool@rhlindsaywool.com
www.rhlindsaywool.com 

WEBS

www.yarn.com

Fabric Store Online

www.onlinefabricstore.net

Industrious Anarchy: 

www.industriousanarchy.com

Technology Intersection:

eTextile Lounge

http://etextilelounge.com/

LilyPad Arduino

http://lilypadarduino.org/  

Virginia Tech E-Textiles:

www.ccm.ece.vt.edu/etextiles/

Textile Futures Research Centre

www.tfrc.org.uk

Smart Textiles

smarttextiles.se/om-smart-textiles

Organizations/ Associations/Guilds: 

American Craft Council:

craftcouncil.org

Crafts Council UK

www.craftscouncil.org.uk

 Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

www.craftcreativitydesign.org

Fibershed Project

www.fibershed.com

German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf DITF

www.ditf-denkendorf.de

Handweavers Guild of America HGA

weavespindye.org

International Feltmakers Association

http://www.feltmakers.com/

Konsthantverkscentrum (Craft Center) (Sweden)

www.konsthantverkscentrum.se/sv

Sheep USA 

http://www.sheepusa.org/

Surface Design Association

www.surfacedesign.org

Surface Pattern Design Guild

http://www.surfacepatterndesignguild.org

The Embroidery Guild of America

http://www.egausa.org/

Miscellaneous News Sites Etc.

http://www.woolnews.net

Art Center of Corpus Christi

www.artcentercc.org

Knotwe has a realtime news feed on the Knotwe Homepage with additional news information.

 Below are a list of other sites to explore:

TED Textiles Environment Design

blog.tedresearch.net

Iris Van Herpen: Fashion designer utilizing 3D printing in her collections.

www.irisvanherpen.com

http://www.design-is-fine.org

http://textileartscenter.com/blog/

http://www.centerforpatterndesign.com/

http://textile-blog.com/

http://www.surfacepatterndesignguild.org/spdg-blog.html

http://www.thepatternbase.com/

http://www.tfrc.org.uk/

http://fiberarts.org

http://www.materialfutures.com/

Anu Völp felt sculptures

http://www.textillabor.de/index.html

https://www.filzfun.de/en/editions/

Unusual and sure to entertain: moodychameleon

Free Tutorial Resources:

Embird Digitizing Software 

PDF with links to numerous tutorials, the manual, plug-ins etc.

Threads Magazine Sewing Video Tutorials

www.threadsmagazine.com

Post an Opportunity Free to our Fiber Textiles Surface Design Registry Members Here!

 Other Directory Sites:

Piece Makers

Tons of links for quilting supplies and resources:

www.piecemakers.com/sites/alpha.html

Book Suppliers & Publishers

Thrums Books

A publisher of fine books celebrating the textile traditions of indigenous artisans throughout the world.

www.thrumsbooks.com