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.

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: 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.