Tag Archives: historic textiles

Coming soon: Costume Institute Gala!

This is a busy week at FIT, because classes are finishing up and students are turning in the semester’s final research projects. But it’s also the runup to NYC’s biggest fashion event, the Costume Institute Gala. The event is next … Continue reading

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Coding Resistance (or: How WWII prisoner stays sane with needlework)

Hi, all! I just stumbled upon this great article about a British soldier in a Nazi prisoner camp during World War II! The soldier, Major Alexis Casdagli, used embroidery to while away his time in captivity. Since Nazi guards watched … Continue reading

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Celebrating More Old Threads

Hi, all! Just wanted to send New York’s Textile Month out with a bang. Today at lunch time we’re having the second session of our Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Register, stop by, come and write something that will get used by millions! … Continue reading

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