Christina Garton

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.

Safe Storage: Protecting Historic Needlework at Home

Keeping your textile collection safe starts with storing items away from light, potential water damage, and pests. However, this isn’t enough when it comes to delicate, antique, or heirloom cloth. Here are two of the most important things to know.

Ticking: From Humble Origins to High Society

How did ticking go from utilitarian fabric to desirable design element? Christina has the scoop.

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.