Christina Garton is a former museum professional and the current Associate Editor of Handwoven magazine.
Learn tips and techniques to help you properly store extra-special textiles.
Let’s talk about the greatest enemy of all textiles: light.
Learn the best practices of displaying textiles in shadow boxes.
Mounting and framing heirloom embroidery, cross-stitch, and other small textiles safely takes a little work, but the results are more than worth it.
Textiles make beautiful wall art, but in order to keep them safe and secure for years to come, it’s important to know how to hang them correctly.
Take at trip back in time as we look at ancient fashion for the feet.
During the Middle Ages, anchoresses and nuns were women who secluded themselves from the rest of society and, often, spent some of their time on handwork.
In light of current events, I’ve found my mind turning to “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In the book, Laura and her family sewed and embroidered, alone in their home, carefully mending clothes and creating small items of beauty.
During the Spanish flu pandemic, countless women (and presumably some men) worked together to sew tens of thousands of masks.