Imitation Japanese Goldwork Embroidery Threads

Depending on the day, there are a large number of projects in the works in our Ecclesiastical Sewing Studios. Most of our embroidery on vestments, altar hangings and stoles is… Read more Imitation Japanese Goldwork Embroidery Threads

Sewing Tips – Top10 Scissors for all Occasions

  When it comes to sewing tools, my motto for the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom as well as my own studio is less is better. I love sewing and could have… Read more Sewing Tips – Top10 Scissors for all Occasions

Trestle Embroidery Stand and Slate Frames

  Winter has settled on us in Northern Minnesota with a vengeance. It is too cold for man or beast to venture outside beyond what is absolutely needed. Thankfully, the… Read more Trestle Embroidery Stand and Slate Frames

How to prepare fabric for machine embroidery?

For today’s post, I want to share a sewing technique with y’all. We have been plugging away at our product development here at Ecclesiastical Sewing. (Have you been following the… Read more How to prepare fabric for machine embroidery?

Wooden Slate Embroidery Frames

Slate frames. Those words may mean nothing to some of you, and to others who have taken the plunge head first into hand embroidery, you know that working on a… Read more Wooden Slate Embroidery Frames

October 11th–Philip the Deacon

I wanted to mention that today we celebrate the feast day of one of the first deacons, the deacon Philip. The office of the deacon was the first auxiliary office in the church. It was established by the apostles in the very early days of the church. Deacons are the helpers of the church; their job is to be assistants to the priests, ministers, and pastors. As well as being assistants to the ministers, the deacons serve the congregations. In the early days of the church, seven deacons were chosen… Read more October 11th–Philip the Deacon

Part I: The Amice—Norris

Over the next few days I would like to talk to you about certain ecclesiastical vestments that are worn on the head. Often we focus our gaze on the voluptuous garments that cover our ministers of the church. It is important to know each distinct garment and its history. Based in practical reasoning, traditions are now carried on without knowing the origin. When we travel to Europe, view exhibits in a museum, or look in old volumes, we see all kinds of garments that our ministers no longer wear, or… Read more Part I: The Amice—Norris

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