The Ecclesiastical Sewing Family

We would like you to meet the family behind Ecclesiastical Sewing. Ecclesiastical Sewing was founded in 2014 by Carrie Roberts. This working mother of three saw the need for ecclesiastical vestments that were rich and elegant enough to be used in church worship services, yet affordable enough that even the smallest and humblest of churches could have purchase options. While continuing to manage her husband’s office, Carrie gathered the talents of her family and put them to use to create her vision.

Although her fashion design degree and years of working in product development in international markets were major assets, Carrie spent several years gathering resources to ensure that her liturgical vestment products would be traditional yet functional. With the help of her artistic son Christopher, she started to create designs to be embroidered on various church vestment pieces. Branching out from design creation, Ecclesiastical Sewing will offer patterns, books, linens, liturgical vestment fabrics, vestment kits, and so much more.

Hand and Machine Embroidery Designs

A major focus of Ecclesiastical Sewing will include embroidery designs for hand and machine embroidery. To further her skills in the realm of hand embroidery, Carrie has taken hand embroidery course work through Hand and Lock, the Royal School of Needlework, and the Williamsburg School of Needlework.

What started with sewing a pastoral stole and chasuble over thirty-five years ago in college, and sewing and embroidering a new altar set for one church has now been made into an international operation.

 

Church Vestment History

After graduating college in 2016, Ashley, Carrie’s married daughter, began to work full time for Ecclesiastical Sewing. Ashley and her husband Travis are bringing international networks into the picture by utilizing their specific degrees. Ashley is the historian and author, bringing to life the history and traditions of churches, church vestments, saints, and telling the story of how these important elements are tied to our worship life and the church vestments we use today.

The technical wizard cannot be forgotten. Nicholas, the youngest member of the family, has a knack for all things computer. Through his talents, the designs created by his older brother are brought to life through digital media.

To learn more about Ecclesiastical Sewing, we invite you to:

Visit our blog at Ecclesiastical Sewing:Blog

Our Wordpress blog can be found at Blog: Ecclesiastical Sewing

You can find us on Facebook at Ecclesiastical Sewing: Facebook

Follow us on Twitter at: Ecclesiastical Sewing Twitter

Pinterest followers can join us at Ecclesiastical Sewing and Ecclesiastical Embroidery

and Ecclesiastical Sewing and Liturgical Fabrics

Photo lovers may also enjoy our pages located in Flickr

We can be reached by email at carrie@ecclesiasticalsewing.com or on our contact page

Carrie and her husband Clint are delighted to invest their time and talents into the glorification of the House of God. The couple, who met through their church many years ago, has always given their first fruits back. The Roberts, located in Northern Minnesota,  and Zerwas family located in Colorado,  are pleased to keep this rich, historic art  of church vestment making alive and accessible to all.

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