New Books, New Information

Receiving new Ecclesiastical Embroidery books among them is “Design for Church Embroidery” by R.A., Althea Wiel, originally published in 1894. This treasured book, now republished, offers a glimpse into historical Ecclesiastical vestment designs. One notable design, intended for a chalice veil, intricately symbolic of Christ, His Sacred Heart, and symbolic elements like grapes and vines. Another design features a simple yet elegant cross adorned with ivy leaves, suggesting color choices for stitching. These designs provide a valuable connection to the artistry of the past in Ecclesiastical Embroidery.