Books: The Next Best Thing : Part II

Ecclesiastical Sewing looks at Sir Ninian Comper’s work in the book “Sir Ninian Comper” by Anthony Symondson and Stephen Bucknall. Born in 1864, Comper aimed to make beautiful things that lead people to worship God. The book, with black-and-white photos, shows Comper’s creations like altars and beautiful copes with detailed embroidery. His idea was simple: “A person should like beautiful things from a young age.” The book gives a peek into Comper’s lasting influence on Ecclesiastical design.