Luther Rose Brocade – Something Special

As a designer, I love to create. Creating something can take on many forms. It can be creating a vestment from scratch or creating a design for a vestment. It… Read more Luther Rose Brocade – Something Special

Liturgical Digital Machine Embroidery Designs

The long Thanksgiving Holiday is at an end, and there is much to be thankful for. Blessings abound if we would take but a moment to be still and look… Read more Liturgical Digital Machine Embroidery Designs

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

Liturgical Embroidery Designs: Continuing the Process

Working through the process of creating a new collection of Ecclesiastical hand embroidery designs is always a challenge.  The past few days have seen continued work on a Fleur de lis liturgical hand embroidery design.  The goal is hopefully to create a Liturgical embroidery design collection suitable for use on a variety of church linens and church vestments.  The nice thing about continuing to work on a specific design over an extended period of time is that the design often (but not always) improves. It becomes refined, and clarified. It… Read more Liturgical Embroidery Designs: Continuing the Process

Liturgical Embroidery Designs Phase 2

Summer is so shorted lived in Minnesota. It is hard to be inside working on the Liturgical Embroidery Designs when the sky is sunny, and the evenings are pleasant.  Of… Read more Liturgical Embroidery Designs Phase 2

More Quatrefoil Designs

Sometimes it seems as if an Ecclesiastical Sewing and Embroidery Project has many repeated tasks along the way before coming to a finish.  And that can be a very good… Read more More Quatrefoil Designs

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