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Month: February 2016

Funeral Vestments

Today many gathered in our Nation’s Capital to mourn the loss of Antonin Scalia.  We often fail to mourn the passing of those around us.  But today, we will pause and mourn with those who were in attendance at the funeral. Today’s events were marked with the solemn dignity one expects at a State Funeral. The Clergy presiding over the service wore matching cream-colored vestments with tapestry orphreys. The pall was also part of the same vestment set, with matching tapestry orphrey bands. Other clergy in attendance at the funeral… Read more Funeral Vestments

New Acquisition: Vintage Vestment Book Treasure

This week marked the return of some favorite things to the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom, as well as my return to the new work space.  Many things are in their new places, but there are a great many items in need of a place to call home. With sub-zero temperatures, some of the item must remain in their frozen storage space to await more temperate conditions for sorting and retrieval. With only half of my tools, and equipment available and half still MIA (missing in action), it is a challenge to… Read more New Acquisition: Vintage Vestment Book Treasure

Royal School of Needlework Exhibit

The approach of spring and summer in a few months brings thoughts of travel plans. And what could be better than making plans for attending upcoming needlework courses.  While my travel plans are not yet set, there is a lovely exhibit featuring church vestments running in the United Kingdom. The Royal School of Needlework has an exhibit titled:  ‘For Worship & Glory’ taking place at Chester Cathedral, 3 – 28 February 2016. The highlight of the exhibit is six pieces of the famous Litany of Lorento embroideries, which were donated… Read more Royal School of Needlework Exhibit

Favorite Things: Vintage Vestment Books

These are a few of my favorite things………….. yes, that famous line from a favorite song comes to mind as I finally return to the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom. It seems like ages since I have had a chance to spend time working on projects or even spend time in the workroom. Last fall saw a six-week period where everything was moved out of the workroom in preparation for a major remodel. The timing was a challenge: everything started four weeks before our daughter’s wedding. But survival is assured with a… Read more Favorite Things: Vintage Vestment Books

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