Quatrefoil Ecclesiastical Design

After running the weekend errands, it was time to get to work on the next Ecclesiastical Embroidery Project. And I could hardly wait. The hard part was the time it took to press several pieces of silk dupioni.  Sometimes silk gets creased if it has not been carefully rolled back on a tube or a bolt from the fabric store.  And such was the case today………….tough creases that would not release, regardless of the various methods employed.  But this process would lead to the next process of applying the Ecclesiastical… Read more Quatrefoil Ecclesiastical Design

Rare Find Part II

A few days ago, I shared some new treasures with you relating to A Rare Find of Ecclesiastical  Embroidery Patterns. These wonderful hand embroidery designs are always something precious to behold. They are the keys to a puzzle that has many missing pieces. They connect us with a rich past and provide inspiration for the future projects . At the monastery near  my home where I do volunteer work, I have been helping catalog the collection of Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designs from the Art Needlework Department. The department was active from the late… Read more Rare Find Part II

Ecclesiastical Vestment Fabric Cost

It is great fun to research Ecclesiastical Sewing projects and  Church Vestments  with books, catalogs, and on the internet. There are many options available when it comes to fabric selection… Read more Ecclesiastical Vestment Fabric Cost

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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