Designs for Church Embroidery: an Original Copy

There is something special about a rare vintage Church Vestment book. Maybe it is that sense of wonder and awe that an Ecclesiastical Embroidery Book is still around and in… Read more Designs for Church Embroidery: an Original Copy

New Acquisition: Vintage Vestment Book Treasure

This week marked the return of some favorite things to the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom, as well as my return to the new work space.  Many things are in their new places, but there are a great many items in need of a place to call home. With sub-zero temperatures, some of the item must remain in their frozen storage space to await more temperate conditions for sorting and retrieval. With only half of my tools, and equipment available and half still MIA (missing in action), it is a challenge to… Read more New Acquisition: Vintage Vestment Book Treasure

Chalice Veil Design from Althea Wiel

The use of symbolism in Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designs has a long and rich history. It goes back to the first books of the Bible and the instructions given to Moses and… Read more Chalice Veil Design from Althea Wiel

Weekend Reading and Musing

Last week, I mentioned receiving several new books relating to the topics of Ecclesiastical Sewing and Ecclesiastical Embroidery, or Church Embroidery.  In case you missed the article, you can check it out the post New Books, New Information. I was sharing information about a book entitled Design for Church Embroidery by R.A. Alethea Wiel.  The book, available online through Google Books, is a resource book of embroidery pattern designs for various vestment and altar furnishings such as chalice veils, pulpit falls, and altar frontals. While flipping through the pages and reading… Read more Weekend Reading and Musing

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