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🎨 Webinar - Digital Synaesthesia: Exploring Colour Trends with Alex Bell, Liaison Librarian.  Access the Webinar.

🌍 Webinar - Researching Sustainability with Antonia Lewis, Senior Liaison Librarian.  Access the Webinar.

🚺 Feminism reading list - check out the new Feminism reading list, which highlights resources on cyberfeminism, black and queer feminism and more! Click on the “table of contents” to view books that are related to fashion.

🏳️‍🌈 LGBTQ+ reading list – have you seen the LGBTQ+ reading list, which highlights recommended resources available in the library?  Click on the “table of contents” to view books that are related to fashion.


The library offers over 200,000 print and electronic books.  Print books are arranged by shelf number, which are found using LibrarySearch and on the book binding, the most relevant numbers are -

Subject Shelf Number
Colour technology 667
Costume 391
Dyed textiles 746.6
Dyeing & printing 667.3
Embroidery 746.44
Fashion and culture 391
Fashion design 746.92
Interior structures 729
Knitting & yarn 746.43
Printed textiles 746.6
Sustainable fashion and textiles 746.92028
Textile art 746
Textile fibres 677.1-5
Textile history 677.009
Textile operations 677.028
Textiles by country 746.09
Weaving 746.1

Journals provide up to date research in your area of study, they may be available in print or electronic format and can be found using LibrarySearch. A list of all current journals can be found using the Journals A-Z, the most relevant are -

Databases bring together specialist collections of articles, images and electronic books. A list of all current databases can be found using the Databases A-Z, the most relevant are -

Moving Image Resources
Image Resources
Podcast Resources

Archives offer access to rare and unique insight into the work of artists and creators, and often include original letters and artwork. Details of all the collections can be found in the ArchiveSearch, the most relevant for textiles are -

Materials LibraryMaterials Library
A collection of material samples reflecting innovative material design and process samples used to explore material experimentation in design and creative practice.

Stuart AitkinStuart Aitken Research Files
Technical fashion research notes illustrated pattern cutting and fashion and textile history covering the Architecture of Clothing 300AD to 1900AD and Architecture of Fashion from Modern to Postmodern.
Digitised files can be viewed in ResourceBank