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Other Textiles Resources

These websites are an excellent way to begin to learn about textiles:
CottonWorks - Online Courses, Videos, & a Textile Encyclopedia, among other things

Textile Hive - Online Textile Collective & Archive

Woolmark - Education about wool
Some excellent materials libraries that will allow you to interact with physical materials are:
Donghia Healthier Materials Library @ The New School - Email to make an appointment.

Material Connexion Flagship Location 
These New York museums have extensive textile collections and online resources:

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

The Antonio Ratti Textile Center & Reference Library @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Museum at FIT

The Museum of Modern Art

Museum of the City of New York

Brooklyn Museum

To search these museums for resources online, go to their websites and search on the 'Collections' pages.