Member Honors and Achievements
Dominique Cardon has been awarded the Silver Shuttle by the NGO « Tours Cité de la Soie » (Tours, City of Silk) last February 19, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (College of Art) in Tours, France. The Silver Shuttle is an award for textile craftspeople and researchers. It is the exact replica of a double-spool silk shuttle. Tours, a city on the Loire valley, south of Paris, was the place where sericulture was first introduced in France, in 1470 AD. One of the former laureates was Mr. Gabriel Vial, a pioneer of technical analysis of ancient textiles. The award was given to Dominique Cardon by the Mayor of Tours.