Christina Garton

And He Called It Macaroni

If you’ve ever wondered at the meaning behind the lyrics of “Yankee Doodle,” it might surprise you to learn that the “macaroni” in the song referred not to a noodle, but to a rather odd fashion trend.

A Brief History of Harvesting Spider Silk

If you've ever looked at a spider's web and wondered what it would be like to work with such a fiber you're not alone.

From Guinevere to Sally Field: A History of Wimples

When European soldiers came back from the Crusades they brought back more than just spices and silks, they also brought back the hijab which was then modified into the wimple and became the must-have head wear for queens and nuns alike.

Las Cruces Fiber Fiesta

The New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces, New Mexico, is hosting its first Fiber Fiesta.

Drizzling: A Regency Rainy-Day Hobby

During the mid- to late-eighteenth century, drizzling became quite the fashion in France to carefully remove gold and silver threads from other textiles so they could be sold.

Media Picks: The Hand-Stitched Surface Review

Want to learn about the newest books and videos related to weaving and other textiles? Make sure to check out Handwoven’s Media Picks department every issue. This book review comes from the January/February 2018 issue.