A Survey and Annotated Bibliography Focusing on Publications Related to the Technical Analyses of Metal Thread, 1995-2022

Karri Vaughn
Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

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Title
A Survey and Annotated Bibliography Focusing on Publications Related to the Technical Analyses of Metal Thread, 1995-2022
Contributor Names
Vaughn, Karri (Author)
Montegut, Denyse (Thesis advisor)
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice (Degree granting institution)
Date
2023
Degree Information
M.A. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2023
Department: Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice
Advisors: Montegut, Denyse
Committee members: Davidson, Hilary; Carlson, Brooke; Matheson, Rebecca
Abstract
This qualifying paper is an annotated bibliography of publications having to do with the technical analysis of metal threads used in textiles since 1995. For the 104 papers listed, 60 were annotated by the author, and for the remaining 43, the original paper’s abstracts were sufficient. Publications were categorized and sorted by purpose of published investigation (history, conservation, method of manufacture, etc.); and the actual technique(s) employed in each publication. Information about the type of thread construction (flat strips, metal-wrapped on fiber core, etc.), the metal content, and the application of the metal thread is described in the annotations using consistent terminology to make the document searchable. The entries are in alphabetical order by author and only publications in English are included.

Significant work had been done on metal thread analysis prior to 1995 by some pioneers in the field: Norman Indictor, Robert Koestler, Mary Ballard, and Marta Járó. A compilation of what has been published since 1995 was needed, especially in light of new analytical equipment now available in labs. Hence, this bibliography starts at 1995.

A brief history of metal threads and the development of manufacturing methods is included as well as a brief overview of some of the past developments in metal thread analysis. However, this paper is not intended as an exhaustive compilation of all papers written about the history, manufacture, or conservation of metal threads. In order to be included in this bibliography, some form of analytical technique investigating metal threads must have been employed. Some papers may coincidentally examine coatings and organic substrates, but those were included only if they also performed metal analysis.
Keywords: Annotated bibliography; Gilt threads; Metal threads; Textile conservation; Thread analysis
Subject
Textile research
Annotated bibliographies
Thread
Textile fabrics
Conservation and restoration
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FIT Repository ID: etd_000935
ISBN: 9798379501990
pqdiss: 30426288
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Language
English
Publisher
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Citation

Vaughn, K. (2023). A Survey and Annotated Bibliography Focusing on Publications Related to the Technical Analyses of Metal Thread, 1995-2022 [Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York]. FIT Institutional Repository. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120782
Vaughn, Karri. A Survey and Annotated Bibliography Focusing on Publications Related to the Technical Analyses of Metal Thread, 1995-2022. 2023. Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, Master's thesis. FIT Digital Repository, https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120782
Vaughn, Karri. "A Survey and Annotated Bibliography Focusing on Publications Related to the Technical Analyses of Metal Thread, 1995-2022." Master's thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2023. https://institutionalrepository.fitnyc.edu/item/120782