A Quick Tidy Up

Moving from one project to another in Ecclesiastical Sewing and Ecclesiastical Embroidery often involves doing various amounts of research and reading.  One of the major problems with this in the past was organization. Over the years, I have been able to develop a nice reference library on the topics of Design and Sewing, and most recently, I have been adding Ecclesiastical works to the collection. When something comes up, the most challenging part has been, where to find the needed book for reference.  There was no specific area devoted to… Read more A Quick Tidy Up

Pouncing with the Blues

Everything is out and ready to transfer the Ecclesiastical Embroidery patterns for the trial run.  Yesterday, I showed you the new transfer products that were purchased while traveling over the summer.  Today is the day. It is time to test them out and see how they work  on white fabrics.  The goal is to have something that will show up with a clean, crisp line that is visible when stitching, but….. and this is the big part.  It must not leave residue on the white floss and must be able… Read more Pouncing with the Blues

From Inspiration Source to Stitching

Putting inspiration into action is often a difficult thing when it comes to starting a new Ecclesiastical Embroidery project, especially if it is a little larger hand embroidery project. A larger hand embroidery project can entail size, technique, design complexity of the embroidery pattern, and many more concerns.  Taking those first stitches, however, and having them look well is a thrill! Over the past week or so, I have been writing about the Easter Set Pulpit fall, the steps taken to get that framed up, and the design transferred using the… Read more From Inspiration Source to Stitching

Paper Matters

The other day, I posted about framing up my next Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design for the Easter Set pulpit fall https://ecclesiasticalsewing.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/all-framed-up-and-ready-to-stitch/ And I have to confess. The pouncing did not go as well as it usually does because of the error that happened at the printers.  Paper Matters. Let me explain. As I had mentioned before, the design for the pulpit fall came from a very old embroidery book.  I blew the Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design up on the copier, and used my home-made light box to retrace the design.  I had a… Read more Paper Matters

Late Night Progress

Late, late, late. Today was one of those days.  It looked like it would be an early out of work day. The doors were locked and then – a late walk-in knocked on the door. So much for trying to get an early start on the evening’s activities.  Still, a little progress is still progress.   Here is my little progress for this evening.   The cross embroidery pattern for the Purificator has been perforated and is ready for pouncing. Many embroidery books refer to this process as “prick and… Read more Late Night Progress
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