" It has a broad geographic range with aparticular emphasis on Europe. Most techniques are represented, including woven, printed and embroidered textiles, lace, tapestries and carpets. These are classifiedby technique, countries of origin and dates of production.Particularly rich areas of the collections are the early silksfrom the Near East, lace, European tapestries and English medieval church embroidery."
Wow! A visit there is certainly on my agenda, but in the meantime I was distracted by a nifty part of their website where you can design a textile, using parts from the collection. It's a simple design opportunity, without a lot of options, but great fun. Here's my textile - a 4 x 4 repeat. You can try it for yourself here.