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About this Guide

Here is a research guide for MICA's department of Fiber. Get in touch with Kathy Cowan (liaison librarian) with questions or to arrange in-person research consultation in the studio or the Decker Library.

The Elegant pattern view
The Elegant, dated 1860. Victorian-era fashion journal, complete with fold-out patterns. See more images on Tumblr...
Decker Library Special Collections (TT570 .E544 V.26 NO.293-304)

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  • and many other resources!

Browsing for Books on Textiles in the Library

Print books on textile subjects in the library will be found in many different subject areas. Each link below goes to a listing in the Library Catalog of books within that area.


Call Number Area – Subject

E99 – North American Indian Tribes and Cultures

F3429 – Peru

GT500-2370 – Costume. Dress. Fashion

NK1-9990 – Decorative arts

NK1135 – Arts and crafts movement

NK1548 Color

NK1560-1570 – Pattern

NK2775-2898 Rugs and carpets

NK2975-3049 Tapestries

NK3375-3496.3 – Wallpapers 

NK4700-4890 – Costume

NK8800-9505.5 – Textiles

PN1972 Puppetry

TP892 Textiles - Color Dyeing

TP910 Dyes - Various Colors

TS1300 Textile Industries

TS1475 Textile Design

TS1540 Textile Fibers

TT1 Handicrafts, Arts and Crafts

TT174.7 Puppets and Dolls

TT500 – Fashion

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