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Virginia West Collection Addition

Identifier: sc-2019-0001-a

Content Description

Reference publications, clippings, ephemera, worksheets, notes, and photographic images of weaving and fiber arts, collected by Virginia West, former MICA faculty member.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Virginia West, by way of the 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.