The textile arts is the world’s largest art and crafts market.
The industry employs more than 5.5 million people worldwide and accounts for over 60 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.
It’s estimated that more than $10 billion worth of textile products are sold in the United States each year.
The most popular items are made from fabrics such as cotton, linen, wool and silk, with more than 100 different textile materials.
There are hundreds of specialty brands, from hand-made buttons and buttons-and-threads fabrics to woven fabrics, canvas, paper and more.
To get a taste of what’s on sale, let’s take a look at some of the most popular textile arts centers in the country.