We will periodically add links to this list of resources and events that might be of interest to you, so please visit regularly.

Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly PACC). A list of professional dressmakers, teachers, and sewing professionals, organized by location and area of expertise.

Bark Cloth Hawaii. 1950s tropical fabrics with vintage motifs.

Beacon Fabric & Notions. Online source for many fabrics and notions.

Bedouin Silver. Nomadic and traditional silver jewelry from the Middle East and North Africa.

Costume Inventory Resources. Costume inventory management database software, i.d. tags, storage supplies, and more.

Custom-Made Woven Garment Labels. Affordable prices. Free samples are available.

Custom Woven Labels will help you design woven labels for your creations, and will produce them for you at no minimum.

Dancing Colours. Custom designs in wearable art, quilts, and interior design textiles from Northern Sweden.

Embroidery Design Library. Resources and links for historical and design information about embroidery.

Eras of Elegance. Wide-ranging information and links for historic eras from Ancient times through Edwardian period.

FatChanceBellyDance, Inc. Costumes, jewelry, and accessories for Tribal Style Belly Dance, from the designer of Folkwear's #144 Tribal Style Belly Dancer pattern.

Forbidden Fruits Bazaar. A retail store in Lutterworth, Leicestershire (U.K.) for belly dancers. Web site includes UK links of interest to belly dancers.

General Label Mfg. Custom printed and woven fabric labels.

Gretchen Schields’s Jewelry Treasures. Folkwear’s beloved cover illustrator also designs and makes fabulous jewelry. View and purchase her work at her Etsy shop.

Judith M Millinery Supply House. Servicing independent milliners, hat shops, theatres, schools, students, costume groups, and wannabe hat makers everywhere.

Kyoto Kimono. Authentic Japanese vintage kimono, obi, fabrics, and unusual items from the markets of Kyoto.

Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles. A wondrous world of supplies and vintage textiles in lace and all kinds of needlework.

Marbled Arts. Unique fabrics that are hand-dyed, then marbled, designed with fiber artists in mind.

Marla Mallett Textiles. Antique and ethnographic textiles from around the world that can be incorporated into art-to-wear.

Medieval Renaissance Directory, an internet directory of resources for research, clothing, festivals, jewelry, publications, music, and much more of interest to Medieval-Renaissance aficionados.

New York Fashion Center Fabrics. Online fabric sales from this retail store on West 39th Street in the garment district of New York City.

Nicole Mallalieu Design. Patterns and kits for framed purses, from small coin purse to handbag size, perfect for early 20th century fashions.

Oh Noh! Kimonos! Source for himo (fancy tassels for men's haori) and hera (the little "ice cream spoons" that go in the back of the hakama).

Renee's Magical Belly Dancing. Instructional videos, DVDs, classes, and supplies for Australian belly dancers.

R.L. Shep Publications. Books with primary source material for costumers, historians, and reenactors.

Selvedge, a British magazine directed toward an international audience, covers textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel, and shopping.

SewingSupport. Thousands of links to sewing-related information and resources on the web.

Sewing machines. Singer sewing, embroidery, and compact machines, sewing tables and accessories.

StartSewing. A public interest web site offering expert advice on all aspects of sewing, including pattern basics, costume-making, home furnishings, handy tips, and much more.

Stitchery Row. Full-service needlework supplier for all types of embroidery, offering threads, fabric, canvas, and beads. Also a source for embroidery supplies for our 011 Bethany Dress pattern.

TAFA: Textile and Fiber Art List. A membership of textile and fiber art artists, businesses, galleries, and projects on the web.

Textile Workshop. Hand-printed fabric for sewers, quilters, and home décor.

The Art of Middle Eastern Dance, by Shira. Informative site on the dance arts and culture of the Middle East and North Africa, including costuming ideas and tips.

The Longest Yard, with more than 2000 rolls of home decor fabrics and trims.

Reproduction fabrics for reenactors, living history museums, and costumers. Cotton fabrics appropriate for authentic clothing from 1775-1970 time periods.

Ya Ta Hai Beads and Buckskins. Native American dresses, moccasins, buckskin shirts, and other specialty items.


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