Advent Vestment Projects in the Studio
Blue – it is everywhere we look these days in the Ecclesiastical Sewing studio. Well, not quite. there is a bit of violet lurking on one of the workstations. And the strange thing is I can’t decide which I most enjoy working with! But maybe we should have you help us out and give us your say. Here goes.
First up is the rich Blue St. Margaret Brocade. The fabric is being placed on the long hoop for machine embroidery with Advent-themed designs.
St. Margaret is a bold rich blue that has a stunning depth of color. It is vibrant and full of life. St. Margaret is one of the few Liturgical Brocade fabrics available in blue. The fabric is being pinned to the embroidery frame to stitch a long pastor stole embroidery. And the embroidery was finished and off the frame before I could capture the final results. So now, we must wait to get the pastor stole back from our seamstress who is finishing the handwork.
Thankfully when we frame up the embroidery designs, the work tables are soon free for other projects. And when we create altar frontals, that requires the entire table! Thankfully we have large tables
Full Altar frontals usually are between 38 to 40 inches high and about 72 to 84 inches long. The entire frontal is laid out on the worktable above. The frontal was just flipped over to prepare for hand sewing and turning under the upper edge. Don’t you just love the rich deep Wincheter Violet Brocade fabric? And the gold fringe is the finishing touch to match the orphrey bands – which won’t be shown until the piece is completely finished.
The embroidery machine has been humming along for weeks with lots of new Advent Designs. The above design is part of the City of David Advent Collection. This design has been stitched on our exclusive Luther Rose Brocade Fabric and is ready to be removed from the frame and sent off for finishing. Finishing involves adding an inner support fabric, and a backing fabric. We use cotton canvas as the interfacing and a polyester satin for the lining. We love this Advent embroidery design and hope you might like it also.
The Ecclesiastical Sewing Studio has been very busy this fall and we wish to thank all of our loyal followers for your continued support and encouragement.
Now have your say – which is your favorite project?
Soli Deo Gloria