I've discovered a fascinating blog, The Textile Blog. To quote from John Hopper, the author of the blog:
"This blog concentrates on the history of textiles, but does include contemporary work. Among the subjects covered are printed, woven and knitted textiles, as well as carpet, rug, tapestry, quilting, embroidery, lace and basketry design. It also includes a culturally diverse approach to the history of textile design across the globe."
Today there is a post about the way Archibald Knox incorporated the Celtic knot pattern in his designs, and yesterday's post about Owen Jones and Persian ornament immediately interested me.