The First Pattern to go with Silk Dupioni: 5 inch stole

As we talked about last post, there are two sizes of pre-cut tole kits which included—face fabric, canvas, and lining—for making your own stole, but only one stole kit—Silk Dupioni—comes… Read more The First Pattern to go with Silk Dupioni: 5 inch stole

The 4.5 inch pattern; Our Tried & True Stole

As we talked about last post, there are two sizes of pre-cut material—face fabric, canvas, and lining—, but only one stole kit—Silk Dupioni—comes in both sizes online. Size “B” must… Read more The 4.5 inch pattern; Our Tried & True Stole

Pugin – in an Orphrey Trim?

Pugin – just the mention of the name can be exciting. But many of you may not know who or what Pugin is.  We have talked about Augustus Welby Northmore… Read more Pugin – in an Orphrey Trim?

Ecclesiastical Braids and Galloons: Finding the Right Trim

“Details” is one of those words that can be embraced to take an Ecclesiastical Sewing project from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Taking the time to add an extra touch or to ensure a curve hits are just the right spot, or that a seam is sewn straight can make all of the difference in the world to a finished church vestment project. And there are other times when details may not matter in the least. The important thing is learning which details are important and crucial to make a… Read more Ecclesiastical Braids and Galloons: Finding the Right Trim

Silver Stars for Advent Stole: Part 2

There are a few pastoral stole projects that need to be created in a relatively short period of time. The first stole is a Blue Advent stole. Blue is an alternate liturgical color frequently used by many churches for the season of Advent. The other liturgical color used during Advent is Purple. Since my church has used blue in the past, we will stick with the traditional color selection, and work on the goal of  a new vestment set.  I started a set last year, but was delayed by work,… Read more Silver Stars for Advent Stole: Part 2

Stole Set

It has been far too long since any new projects have been underway in the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom.  For tonight, we shall have a quite peek at a pastoral stole project. Often when a young pastor or priest is in the beginning stages of their career, they are not able to afford a set of clergy stoles. Or they may have been at a parish that has stoles, and never had the need for a set of their own – until they move on to a new parish.  For a… Read more Stole Set
November 10, 2015 by Carrie R

Can Altar Linens and Church Vestments be Made by Laity?

This little book (founded on a series of articles on Church Embroidery written for the ‘Treasury’) is intended for the use of those who are desirous of learning by practical experiment how to make the best use of such time and skill as they have at their command; and who, while they are unable to go through the long courses of instruction which are generally indispensable to the attainment of perfection are yet anxious to devote their ‘labour of love’ to the service of the Church. – Hinda Hands (Hands,… Read more Can Altar Linens and Church Vestments be Made by Laity?
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