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Month: December 2014

Holidays and Getting Back to Work

Holidays are a special time. There are many special services to enjoy, and beautiful vestments designed and created for the Christmas Season.  There are always lots of comings and goings… Read more Holidays and Getting Back to Work

Clothed in Majesty European Ecclesiastical Textiles

The Advent and Christmas Holidays are upon us, and I’ve been taking a little time away from Ecclesiastical Sewing and Embroidery to enjoy time with family and friends. As part of that little break from working on vestment patterns and church embroidery projects, a few books made their way off the shelves and next to my favorite reading chair.  This evening, an easy read was enjoyed with the book Clothed in Majesty European Ecclesiastical Textiles from the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The book was published in 1991 as the catalogue… Read more Clothed in Majesty European Ecclesiastical Textiles

Elizabeth – Watts and Co

Living in a small community in northern Minnesota does not present many opportunities for viewing beautiful and historic Ecclesiastical Vestments.  So, making the best of the situation, I haunt Flickr, Pinterest, and various websites looking for interesting and unusual pieces of Ecclesiastical embroidery. There are times when the internet seems an endless source, a visual feast of colors and designs, while at other times, there is nothing of interest to be found. Quite some time ago, I came upon the name of a Vestment maker in  the UK – Watts and… Read more Elizabeth – Watts and Co

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