Holy Cross Day September 14

Today marks yet another day of celebration in the year of the church. September 14th is noted as being Holy Cross Day, which is celebrated in both Eastern and Western… Read more Holy Cross Day September 14

Sacred Vessels

What do we see on top of the mensa when we enter a church? There are certain altar linens that all have their specific usages. There are, however, also non-fabric… Read more Sacred Vessels
September 03, 2016 by Carrie R

Ecclesiastical Sewing Introduces Ashley

Ecclesiastical Sewing would like to officially welcome Ashley Zerwas to our team. Ashley is Carrie’s only daughter and she has taken a full-time job working for the family business after… Read more Ecclesiastical Sewing Introduces Ashley
August 19, 2016 by Carrie R

Cathedral of St. Helena: in Search of Vestments

Visiting a grand Cathedral is a bit like being on a treasure hunt,but the crew at Ecclesiastical Sewing love treasure hunts. The designers and architects used endless ways of conveying… Read more Cathedral of St. Helena: in Search of Vestments
August 05, 2016 by Carrie R

Altar Linens: Descriptions and Sizes

As the summer months move along, many of you may be traveling and spending time away from your churches. Summer months during the church year are referred to as ordinary times. It is the long season of green – as is the great out-of-doors for those living in the northern hemisphere. While the summer days may seem to last for ever, (or in my case, disappear in the blink of an eye) it is a good time for reflection and contemplation. I like to think about where my skills are… Read more Altar Linens: Descriptions and Sizes

Ecclesiastical Sewing: Reading for a Summer Road Trip

Summer road trips. It is that time of year for the long-awaited and greatly anticipated family road trip. The destination:  Glacier National Park, with a few side trips along the… Read more Ecclesiastical Sewing: Reading for a Summer Road Trip

Altar Linens: Using Color

What could be more beautiful than white Carrara Marble, German Stained glass windows depicting Biblical scenes from the life of Christ, magnificent statues and classical architecture with soaring ceilings? There are… Read more Altar Linens: Using Color

Hand Embroidery Design Small Linens

The summer season is approaching, and it might be a good time to start thinking about small altar linens. The Easter season is coming to an end and the green… Read more Hand Embroidery Design Small Linens

Season Changes

The seasons are changing, and there is no doubt about it. The days are still sunny and warm while the evenings have a bit of a chill. There has even been a hint of frost in the air and on the ground this week in Northern Minnesota.  Seasonal changes are not the only new events occurring in and around the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom.  Soon there will be a brand new format for Ecclesiastical Sewing along with a new website store front. The changes are slow, and it takes a great… Read more Season Changes
October 01, 2015 by Carrie R

Altar Linen: Where Linen Comes From

This weekend, as I was working on a project, the thought of linen fabric came to mind.  Years ago, when sewing fashion fabrics, the linen available was to be dreaded. A mere  look would seem to result in wrinkles. I use to cringe at the thought of anything connected with linen. But as the world of Ecclesiastical Sewing has opened over many years, those once dreaded thoughts have softened, just as fine linen does with time.   Some of my favorite styles of linen fabric come from  Access Commodities,  which only… Read more Altar Linen: Where Linen Comes From
September 07, 2015 by Carrie R
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