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Virginia West Collection Addition

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: sc-2019-0001-a

Content Description

Materials collected by Virginia West, former MICA faculty member: reference publications, clippings, ephemera, worksheets, notes, photographic images of weaving and fiber arts/artists, and woven textile examples.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Virginia West, by way of the MICA Fiber department

Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1970s -2008


2 Linear Feet


Box 1: 5 binders --- 1. Misc publications and ephemera, Textile Museum, carpets, Rugs, 51 items. (1970s - 2008) --- 2. Straight Draw by the Shafters (1989), "A Weaver's Study Group from Southern Ontario." 16 patterns with samples, includes biographies for members. --- 3. Canadian inspiration by the Shafters (1985). 15 patterns with samples, includes biographies for members. --- 4. Image reference binder: includes garment patterns, textile samples, images, and clippings. ----------- Box 2: other materials, 1 linear foot. 1. Biographical information for Virginia West and portrait of Virginia West with Eugene Leake. --- 2. 1 linear foot of reference files, including publications, news clippings, ephemera, and textile samples. Subjects include the Tokugawa Collection, 1974-1977 tapestries by MICA students, Swedish weaving, West African Weaving, Oriental Carpets, etc.