Forgotten Altars? Take Another Look!

Christmas is a busy time of year for many of us. There are extra services at church, the children’s programs, entertaining and gatherings with family and friends. Sometimes it seems… Read more Forgotten Altars? Take Another Look!

Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade and Pugin Orphrey Trim

The church year has a long history of using specific colors to mark the various celebrations, feasts and festivals of the church year. There are certain colors that transcend among all faiths. And then within various  faiths, the color may vary according to use and tradition. An example would be some churches use Liturgical Fabrics with the color Violet or purple while other use Roman Purple. The most basic colors used in the church include a white in some form from Bridal white to deep cream. The white color family… Read more Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade and Pugin Orphrey Trim

The Temple

Advent will be upon us in a few short weeks. As many of us in the USA prepare for Thanksgiving, we must keep Advent in the back of our minds, because it will follow shortly on the heels of this scrumptious holiday. 1 1Roberts, Carrie. Green With White & Red Flowers. November 5th, 2016. Personal Collection, Ecclesiastical Sewing, Minnesota, 2016. Advent, being a season of preparation, gives our church life a time to pause and reflect on all things leading up to the blessed season of Christmas. As a contemplative time, it… Read more The Temple
November 05, 2016 by Carrie R

Silver Couching Progress

Advent is here, and regretfully, the new Advent Vestment Set will not be ready for this season.  The Advent Vestment Set, which had not been on the horizon for this… Read more Silver Couching Progress

Time is Ticking Away

Sometimes a hand embroidery project is started, knowing it will be impossible to make its deadline.  But for some unknown reason, that does not become a deterrent. So it is with the Advent Vestment Set currently spread all over my sewing room.  There are bits of blue Silk Dupioni and broadcloth, and frames of blue and white on both work tables.  Life always provides interruptions with any major Ecclesiastical Embroidery project, and this one is no exception. Meant to be a “quick” project of couching and outlining, this is going… Read more Time is Ticking Away

Preparing the Advent Pulpit Fall Design

Time is slipping away, and the Advent Pulpit Fall needs to get started.  The Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design selected for the Pulpit Fall will be a combination of applique and couching stitches. (At least that is the plan for now). To aid with the placement of the applique pieces, I decided to transfer the Ecclesiastical Design to the Silk Dupioni using the prick and pounce method of design transfer.  When I first learned about this technique for transferring an embroidery design, it took a year, maybe longer than that, before I took the… Read more Preparing the Advent Pulpit Fall Design

Bits and Pieces Advent Set

Every evening after work, I try to accomplish something on various Ecclesiastical Sewing Projects.  Sometimes it is quite late before other obligations of the day are finished, and the enjoyment… Read more Bits and Pieces Advent Set
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