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Category: Embroidery

Welcome to the world of embroidery! This beautiful art has fascinated people for centuries. In embroidery, you use a needle and thread to stitch patterns onto fabric, creating a variety of decorative items like clothing and home decorations. The great thing about embroidery is that anyone can learn it, regardless of skill level. All you need is a needle, thread, and some fabric, and you’re ready to start! It’s a fun and relaxing activity that you can do alone or with others, and you’ll always have something to be proud of.

Furthermore, if you’re looking for embroidery designs for religious use, Ecclesiastical Sewing is the perfect place to find them. We offer motifs ideal for churches, including crosses, chi-rho symbols, vines, and other religious designs. Whether you’re decorating a church altar or making vestments for a clergy member, Ecclesiastical Sewing has the collection designs for you.

Using embroidery for religious purposes can be fulfilling and essential. People appreciate well-made religious items, so turning your embroidery hobby into a meaningful contribution to religious ceremonies is an excellent idea. You can create religious items that people appreciate and that contribute to religious ceremonies.

Indeed, embroidery is a beautiful and rewarding art form that anyone can learn. Whether you’re looking to create religious items or just want to embroider for fun, Ecclesiastical Sewing has the embroidery designs you need to get started. So grab your needle and thread, and let’s get stitching!

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Sacred Heart Project Launch!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our linen kit for the upcoming Sacred Heart project in collaboration with ClaraStitching. Download your free printable patterns from the provided Dropbox link and note that only fifty linen kits are available, so act fast! Clara Stitching will be hosting a free hand embroidery class on June 15th; sign up for updates via her forum link.

Embroidery Design by Ecclesiastical Sewing

The Christmas Rose Legend and Symbolism

Christmas rose, also known as the Glastonbury Rose. This is a little white flower that grows in northern Europe during the winter. Legend has it that the Christmas rose is of miraculous origin. As the Christmas rose represents purity, it has often been carved into confessionals as a five-petal flower: the penitent walks in a guilty sinner, and out with their purity restored. It also appears in plenty of medieval heraldry, among other uses.

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Quick Sewing Tip: Add Goldwork Dove Appliques to Red Stoles for Pentecost

To create a vibrant Pentecost stole, start with a red stole, such as the Ely Crown Stole, featuring plain fabric near the chest area. Choose a gold Dove Applique, like the goldwork Dove with imitation Japanese Goldwork threads, which may include colored thread accents. For couching, use Goldwork threads like Imitation Japanese Gold Thread, Gilt gold twist, or Au Ver a Soie Gold Thread.

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Through the Needle’s Eye – EGA Traveling Exhibit

Discover the beauty of needlework at the EGA Traveling Exhibit, “Through the Needle’s Eye.” Running from January 17 to March 30, 2019, at Stevens History Museum in Morris, MN, the exhibit celebrates both traditional and contemporary embroidery. It’s a great opportunity to be inspired by the artistry of needlecraft, whether you’re an experienced embroiderer or just curious.

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Trestle Stands for Slate Frames

The trestle stands and frames found on our website at Ecclesiastical Sewing are made from beech wood. You may see oak listed as a wood selection for a few of the slate frames. We have a few oak frames still available and they have been wonderful. But all of our frames in the future will be made using beech. Beech is a hardwood, but the grain is finer and that works so beautifully for these products.