February 7, 2020

We are honored to announced that we have been accepted to present our paper "Elizabethan Embroidery: Gloriana's Gifts and the Power of the Needle" at the 2020 South Central Renaissance Conference, on the Queen Elizabeth I Society's Panel.  Click here for more information about the conference and the program.

November 21, 2019

We're pleased to announce that Relics in Situ will be presenting their paper, "A Woman's Communion: Embroidered Devotionals in Early Modern England," at the Ecclesiastical History Society Winter Meeting in Birmingham, England on Saturday, January 18th, 2020.

More information about the conference is available here.

July 2, 2019

We're pleased to announce that Relics in Situ will be presenting their paper, "Presence of the Needle: Embroidery in the Everyday Life of Early Modern Women," at the Slices of Everyday Lives conference at University of Cambridge, UK, on September 19th and 20th, 2019. 

More information about the conference is available here.

February 20, 2019

We are pleased to be presenting In the Archives at the Daughters of the American Revolution.  The lecture will take place at the DAR chapter meeting on Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Livermore, California.

February 20, 2019

Relics in Situ is pleased to announce that we will presenting the "In the Archives at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation" lecture to Chapter V of the Colonial Dames of America on April 3, 2019 in Oakland California.

May 30, 2018

Presented by the Bay Area Sampler Guild, we are excited to announce our upcoming lecture based on our research at the National Headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC as well as our Accessing Collections Lecture. 


The DAR is has an extensive and fascinating collection of samplers and embroideries that have been bequeathed and gifted to this organization.  Relics in Situ got to study behind th...

May 8, 2018

We are happy to announce an upcoming class this Thursday, May 12th in Walnut Creek.  Relics in Situ will be teaching the delicate and lovely Shadow Work technique. 

Shadow work originates from India and is now popularly used in baby layettes, table linens, and ecclesiastic work.

Feel free to contact us for more information about this and future classes.

March 13, 2018

Presented by the Embroiderer's Guild of America (Valley Quail Chapter) we are excited to announce our upcoming lecture based on our research at the MFA, Boston.  This museum is renown for it's world-class collection of textiles and is especially exciting for embroiderers and historians.  Relics in Situ got to study behind the scenes and is sharing our unique up-close photos and experience with you. 

Join us on Thursda...

October 20, 2017

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Relics is happy to announce a new class taking place on Wednesday, November 14, 2017.

This charming little pumpkin is created with both unique silk-wrapped gold threads and pearl purl.  This project utilizes classic goldwork techniques such as padding, couching, and chipping.  This class is exclusive to the Valley Quail EGA chapter but if you'd like to attend or get more information, please contac...

August 30, 2017

Relics in Situ is happy to announce the publication of it's latest article, A Book by it's Cover: Embroidery Fit for a Prince, published in the September/October 2017 Issue of Harvard Magazine.

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