Rose Stoles for Gaudete and Laetare Sundays

Rose – a color that lightens the mind and spirit in more ways than one. There is nothing quite like the beauty of wild roses in bloom. After a long… Read more Rose Stoles for Gaudete and Laetare Sundays

Rose Chasuble and Stole Vestments for Advent and Lent

While blue or violet are the predominant colors for the season of Advent, and violet is the color for Lent, during  Rose-colored vestments are often seen in the middle of… Read more Rose Chasuble and Stole Vestments for Advent and Lent

New Rose Pastoral Chasuble and Stole

It has been a pleasantly busy fall in the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom. We have transitioned from sewing a steady stream of red to sewing the colors of the church year.… Read more New Rose Pastoral Chasuble and Stole

Just the smallest of notes….

A blessed Gaudete Sunday to y’all! Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent and is a reprieve in this season—which by nature is a penitential season. Gaudete Sunday gives us a glimpse of the joy that awaits us and lightens the mood—one way this is done is with the change of the vestments from violet or blue to a rose color. Gaudete is the plural present active imperative of the Latin verb “to rejoice.” This verb comes from the New Testament, Phil. 4:4. This Bible verse is also the… Read more Just the smallest of notes….

Laetare Sunday or Rose Vestments

Surprises are nice, because often they are unexpected. This morning, there was a surprise at our church. What surprise might you ask? A new set of Rose Vestments in time… Read more Laetare Sunday or Rose Vestments

Rose Vestments and IHS Design Index

The Rose Vestments and IHS Church Embroidery Project is an ongoing Ecclesiastical Sewing work in progress. The seasons of Advent and Lent are heavy Penitential Seasons.  But during these seasons… Read more Rose Vestments and IHS Design Index
October 12, 2014 by Carrie R

Ecclesiastical Fabric Pattern Repeats

Perhaps you have thought about Ecclesiastical Sewing, or about making an Ecclesiastical Vestment or Altar Hanging, or even a chasuble.  You have done a little reading and searching online, and… Read more Ecclesiastical Fabric Pattern Repeats

Green and Gold Braid

Today has been “a lining things up” type of day. Nothing much got done in the way of specific, actual, or measurable progress on any one of Ecclesiastical Sewing or Ecclesiastical Embroidery project. Some days that is disappointing. But on other days, that can be a good thing. Let me explain. Today could be summed up as a day that felt like nothing got done. There was no time to stitch, no time to sew, no time to draw any new Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designs, or hand embroidery designs. There was… Read more Green and Gold Braid
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