Christina Garton

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


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.

Stitching in Solitude: Women Homesteaders

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.

Protect Your Jaws from Septic Paws: Making Masks During the Spanish Flu

During the Spanish flu pandemic, countless women (and presumably some men) worked together to sew tens of thousands of masks.

Woad and the Invention of Blue

Once upon a time, people had no concept of the color blue.

The Truth About Togas

To many people, togas are synonymous with ancient Greece. The only problem? Togas aren’t Greek.