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Ruth Funk Textile Center Presents Fabric Postcards Workshop Aug. 9

07/24/2014

MELBOURNE, FLA. – The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology offers “Fabric Postcards,” its final summer 2014 workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, in the center’s second-floor mezzanine.

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Our Collection


  • Vest - Ruth E. Funk - 1994

    Linen, ultra suede, wooden buttons, lined in polyester

    Gift of the artist
    2010.09.05
  • Child’s Apron (Lighabi) - Ndebele peoples, South Africa - c. 1960’s

    Canvas, string, glass beads, fiber

    Gift of William D. and Norma Canelas Roth
    2007.13.05
  • Sampler - England - c. 1670s

    Cavalier and lady worked in colored silks; chenille and silver purl on satin ground in satin stitch; couched work and french knots. Flower and animal motifs

    Gift of William and Myra Mathers
    2006.33.02
  • Formal Kimono - Japan - Taisho Period (1912-1926)

    Silk; black w/ yuzen painting and cold couching and embroidery; red silk lining w/ surface painting

    Gift of William D. and Norma Canelas Roth
    2007.23.11
  • Coat (Chapan) - Uzbekistan - c. early 20th century

    Silk, cotton, plain woven, warp ikat, warp faced, printed, hand sewn

    Gift of Ruth Funk
    2009.01.06
  • Boots - Uzbekistan - c. 20th century

    Cotton, silk embroidery

    Gift of Ruth Funk
    2008.20.01
  • Othello Coat - Ruth E. Funk - 2005

    Silk, pieced sari fragments from India, tassels from India

    Gift of the artist
    2010.09.01
  • Shawl, Phulkari - India, Northern India, Punjab - c. early 20th century

    Cotton, silk, plain woven, satin stitch embroidery

    Gift of Ruth Funk
    2004.01.33
  • Backstrap Loom - Guatemala, Sololá, San Lucas Toliman - c. mid-20th century

    Cotton, plain woven, warp-faced, wood, bamboo

    Gift of Zipporah Schefrin
    2009.15.01
  • Door Hanging, Toran - India, Western India, Gujarat - 20th century

    Cotton, plain woven, reverse appliqué, embroidery

    Gift of Ruth Funk
    2004.1.14
  • Woman's Headdress - Zulu, South Africa - c. mid 20th century

    Cotton cloth, fiber, ocher, fat

    Gift of William D. and Norma Canelas Roth
    2007.13.23