Being able to put your hands on history, like the bible of King Henry VIII, is an amazing experience. London, The British Library

The Syon Cope 1300-1320. Linen embroidered with silk, gilded silver and silver. Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Bedcover 1725-1750 – Twill weaver cotton-linen blend with silk embroidery in chain stitch. Victoria & Albert Museum, London

With extensive photos from a 3 week tour of historic British textiles, special visits to England to see Opus Anglicanum  goldwork pieces, and traveling the Emerald Isle to find Irish embroidery and lace, Christina can share some of the rich textile history and thoughts about the contemporary movements in textiles in the British Isles.

Embroidered Casket by Martha Eldin, 1671, Victoria & Albert Museum