What We Do
At Relics in Situ, we research historical needlework. Based on this results of our work, we give lectures and workshops to historians and needleworkers. Our goal is to provide a deeper understanding of the historical context of extant period embroideries and the technique of that needlework as well as the lives of the people who stitched it.
Who We are
Erin Harvey Moody is a graduate student of Museum Education at the University of Glasgow. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in History and Material Culture. She has taken extensive training in advanced needlework and conservation techniques. Ms. Moody has taught and managed a variety of classes, seminars, and workshops from beginning to advanced levels. She has also executed commissions and public works projects in a variety of fields. Ms. Moody was a major contributor to the Shakespeare Folger Museum’s “Housewife’s Rich Cabinet” and her work has also been displayed for the "Word & Image: The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608," and the "Very Like A Whale" exhibitions.
Christy Gordon Baty is currently working on her Masters in History from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature from University of California Berkeley, with extensive coursework in European History and Folkloristics. She has been trained in early modern Italian Ceramics with a special emphasis in Maiolica and decorative painting, however needlework has always been her true passion. In addition to studying and executing needlework, Ms. Baty applies her literature and folkloristics background to the study of common themes, symbolism, and allegory in early modern art and needlework. She has taught a variety of classes and organized seminars. Additionally, she takes on limited commissions as well as freelance writing projects.