Opus Anglicanum: Victoria and Albert Style

“Explore a selection of the most outstanding examples of English Medieval embroidery. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, this exhibition will focus on the artistic skill of the makers and… Read more Opus Anglicanum: Victoria and Albert Style

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?

Historical Use of Chasubles and History of Vestment

As the New Year begins, so too must new Ecclesiastical Projects.  Epiphany will be here in a few short days, and then it is only a few weeks until Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season. In preparing for Ash Wednesday, the black vestment set was reviewed.  The altar and pulpit hangings are complete, and set awaits the completion of the chalice veil, burse, stole, chasuble and maniple to finish the low mass set. Although it would be wonderful to use the black chasuble on Ash Wednesday, that vestment… Read more Historical Use of Chasubles and History of Vestment

Happy New Year

Greetings, and a Special Wish to all for a Happy New Year! Greetings to everyone following along with Ecclesiastical Sewing and Embroidery. The New Year has begun, and as the Holiday Season comes to a close, it is time to restore some order in the sewing room.  The Christmas items being stored in the sewing room have been removed, purchases have been placed in the appropriate places (well, most of them have been), and the piles of papers are being sorted through and organized while I type.  I hope to… Read more Happy New Year

Books: The Next Best Thing Part III

The past two days have been spent sharing information relating to the Giants.  No, not the football team, or some creature from ancient mythology.  These Giants are the Ecclesiastical Giants from the past… Read more Books: The Next Best Thing Part III

Books: The Next Best Thing : Part II

Yesterday was such a fun day spent talking about Books: The Next Best Thing and becoming immersed in the works of the Ecclesiastical Giants who designed and created many beautiful pieces… Read more Books: The Next Best Thing : Part II

The Beauty of the Art of Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Ecclesiastical Embroidery and the Ecclesiastical Vestments created from embroidery have a long history with the church. Workers, artisans, craftsmen, both men and women, professional embroiderers and laity, over countless millennium have added beauty to the church with the work of their hands by creating vestments and hangings for use in the worship service. Ecclesiastical Embroidery is a liturgical art form with a long and varied history. During the height of the period known as “Opus Anglicanum”  or “English Work”  which dates from the late 12th century to the 14th century,… Read more The Beauty of the Art of Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Upcoming Ecclesiastial Embroidery Events at the Victorian and Albert Museum

Oh I just wish I could hop on a plane and visit Great Britain! For many years, I have longed to go there. That desire is even stronger than usual with this upcoming class scheduled for October: The Giants of the Gothic Revival: Watts & Co from Pugin to Comper workshop that will be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Sat 25 October 2014 at 10:30. Select the link below to learn more about the programs: Giants of the Gothic Revival: Watts & Co from Pugin to Comper  … Read more Upcoming Ecclesiastial Embroidery Events at the Victorian and Albert Museum

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