Top 10 New Embroidery Designs to Stitch While “Being Still” at Home

We know that staying at home is a challenge for many during these uncertain times. We all struggle with many issues, large and small. We wonder and turn our focus inward on thoughts of what will happen and how will things turn out? Yet if we read from scripture we are told to be still and wait for the Lord. There is nothing that is beyond His ability to provide for our every need. The Lord’s advice to still the troubled heart so His loved ones is so often the same – Be Still.

Yet how can we calm our troubled minds? Keep our hands and minds busy on things that are directed outwardly may be a help for many. Consider taking on a new project of some sort. If you are handy with needle and thread, pick them up and put them to use. Find a quiet time and space and shut yourself away from others – something that we are encouraged to do at the moment. Consider turning on some pleasant music or an audiobook. And begin.

For some, the work they might enjoy is hand embroidery. For others, it will be sewing something such as a stole. While for others, it might be spending some time doing something fun like machine embroidery.

As we know so many are required to shelter at home for the next several weeks, we have been busy uploading new machine embroidery designs to our website in the hopes that these might provide peace and a sense of usefulness to someone as they create something beautiful for their house of worship.

Jerusalem Cross Machine embroidery design Ecclesiastical Sewing

The first design we would like to share is the

. This is a lovely design frequently seen embroidered on the front of chasubles or on stoles. The design would on a burse as well, or maybe even a chalice veil. The design has a large center cross surrounded by 4 smaller crosses. While shown in gold tones, the design can easily be stitched in tones of red or other shades as desired.

Job 6:24 Teach me, and I will be silent; make me understand how I have gone astray.

Alpha and Omega DesignThe next designs are part of a collection of designs – the Alpha and Omega. These are separate files of the same height intended for use on items such as a wider stole or the ends of a superfrontal. Alpha and Omega – the beginning and the end.

Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Starburst Embroidery Design Ecclesiastical Sewing

The Dayspring Starburst design may be used on a pulpit or lectern fall, or as the center of a superfrontal or on other vestments and hangings. It can be used with the above Alpha and Omega designs for a superfrontal. Try stitching the center cross in red for a different look!

Psalm 37:7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Dayspring Burse embroidery design Ecclesiastical Sewing

 

The Dayspring Starburst Burse machine embroidery design was created to coordinate with the other designs in the Dayspring Starburst Collection. It is scaled to fit a 9″ finished burse board.

Psalm 62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Dayspring Starburst Chalice Veil Ecclesiastical Sewing

The Dayspring Starburst Chalice Veil Machine Embroidery Design is designed to fit a 24″ chalice veil that is draped over a pall. It may be stitched in a variety of colors.

Psalm 131:2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

Goldwork Linen and altar hanging design Ecclesiastical Sewing

For a bit of delicate fun, this is a piece filled with beautiful stitches the encircle a lovely IHC Goldwork monogram. The design may be stitched in shaded of gold or in white.

Altar linen Machine embroidery design Ecclesiastical Sewing

When stitching white on altar linens, be sure to check out embroidery supplies such as water-soluble stabilizer. This is the IHS Monogram altar linen design.

Daysprint Cross Machine Embroidery Design Ecclesiastical Sewing

Cross designs are always popular for use on stole, vestments, and altar hangings as well as on altar linens. This Dayspring Cross Machine embroidery design looks great stitched in gold thread, and also in red and other colors.

Isaiah 32:17 And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness, and trust forever.

Fleur Cross with Floral Accent Machine Embroidery Design Ecclesiastical Sewing

During quiet times, we like to look through our vast collection of vintage embroidery designs and recreate them for use again. This Fleur Cross Floral Accent comes to use from the collection of a Monastery in the Boston area that used to make vestments over 100 years ago. While the monastery stopped using these designs in the late 1960s, we are pleased to bring them back to life for a new generation of church vestment makers.

Stained Glass Cross Design Machine Embroidery Design Ecclesiastical Sewing

The Stained Glass Cross is a variation of the above cross. This might be fun for use on vestments as well as on quilting and crafting projects. With first communions coming up later this spring, this would make a lovely Bible cover.

Psalm 62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

Advent Star machine Embroidery Design Ecclesiastical Sewing

Watching the stars on a quiet night is a wonderful way to calm the soul and still the mind. This Christmas Star machine embroidery design stitches beautifully on a stole or other altar hanging or vestment set. Stitching on a Child’s pillowcase as a special way for them to remember the Gifts of Christmas all year round.

 

This was supposed to be a top ten list, but we had to include two bonus designs for your enjoyment! Here they are:

WHeat accent Machine embroideyr design Ecclesiastical Sewing

Wheat Accent – a symbol that reminds us of the Lord’s Supper – this is a lovely detailed design that can be stitched on stole or altar hangings.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

 

Easter Cross Machine Embroidery Design Ecclesiastical Sewing

The last design we wish to share with you is the glorious Easter Cross design!  The message of Christ’s on Easter Morn resurrection is the highlight of the Christain church year. Create a special Easter Stole for your pastor or use the design on altar hangings.

We hope you enjoy some of the new machine embroidery designs that have been added to our website. We hope and pray they may bring peace, still and quiet troubled hearts, and bring a sense of joy to those who use them to create items of beauty either with sewing and quilting projects or with church vestment projects.

1 Thessalonians 4:11 And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you.

Soli Deo Gloria

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