Relics in Situ

Let History Be Your Guide

We research early modern needlework to learn about the lives of women and how they contributed to their world.

Through lectures and hands-on work shops, we share this information with other historical professionals, needlework enthusiasts, and anyone else interested in culture and craft of the early modern period.

Watch our introductory video to get a taste for what we do.

Elizabethan Embroidery: Gloriana's Gifts and the Power of the Needle
Elizabethan Embroidery: Gloriana's Gifts and the Power of the Needle
We will be sharing more details about this lecture, including date and time, in the upcoming weeks. Check back!
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Lectures, Workshops, Products

Ready to learn?  We're excited to share our knowledge and hands-on experience with you.


Lectures and Workshops

We're available to teach from 1-hour lectures to multiple-day workshops.  Go behind the scenes any of the institutions where we've researched, or learn hands-on techniques with period materials.  Check out our full range of offerings and prices.



Visit our Etsy shop to buy silk and wool threads in select period color palettes, or check out the other tools we have to make historical embroidery easy and accessible.



To receive our blog articles and news updates


South Central Renaissance Conference and QEI Society

March 25-27, 2021

Centuries of Cloth:  Historical Approaches to the Study of Textiles

January 21, 2021

135th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association


Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association

November 13, 2020

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