Swatches and larger pieces of fabric used for both garments and household furnishings from India, Japan and Vietnam as well as Britain and Europe. Includes examples of embroidery, ikat, whitework, jacquard weave, tweed, in-grain carpet, tapestry and printed fabric. Companies include Munrospun and Edinburgh Weavers.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Collection of small textile swatches,large fabric samples and yarn for both garments and home furnishings.
Arranged by accession.
Some items are quite large and difficult to access. Prior booking for these is required. Located at the Scottish Borders campus, Galashiels.
Other Finding Aids
Item level descriptions in CALM database.
Description created by Helen Taylor, Archivist, Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service.
Donations to Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service.
Further accessions expected.
Location of Originals
The collection is original.