This in from Abbas Khan via DeeDee Woodbury:
I have been studying historic textiles for a few years and have just devised a course of study at the Lisio Foundation in Florence Italy on Weave structures – Taquete, Samitum, Lampas, Damasks and Velvet – on hand jacquard looms- starting early next yr 2014. I am actually looking for a group of 4 to join me in my course.
If you know anyone who may be interested, would you please forward this to them?
For more details, see this PDF, The Study of Historic Silk Structures.