Christina Garton

Christina Garton is a former museum professional and the current Associate Editor of Handwoven magazine.


How to Safely Store (Most) Textiles: Part 3

Learn how to safely store your textiles and how to combat the three enemies of cloth.

How to Store (Most) Textiles Safely: Part 2

Cleaning textiles is important before storing them—but only if it can be done safely.

Speaking Up in Public While Female: Suffragettes in Britain

On August 26, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment became law, and American women received universal suffrage. British women would not receive universal suffrage until July 2, 1928, when the Equal Franchise Act became law.

How to Safely Store (Most) Textiles: Part 1

Learn tips and techniques to help you properly store extra-special textiles.

How to Display (Almost) Any Textile Safely, Part 4

Let’s talk about the greatest enemy of all textiles: light.

How to Display (Most) Textiles Safely, Part 3

Learn the best practices of displaying textiles in shadow boxes.

How to Display (Most) Textiles Without Damage, Part 2

Mounting and framing heirloom embroidery, cross-stitch, and other small textiles safely takes a little work, but the results are more than worth it.

How to Display (Most) Textiles Without Damage, Part 1

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.

Wearing Socks with Sandals in Ancient Egypt

Take at trip back in time as we look at ancient fashion for the feet.

Stitching in Solitude: Medieval Anchoresses and Nuns

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.