The slate frames are hand-crafted by our master finish carpenter in Montana. The frames are currently made using Hickory Wood. The wood has a lovely color and sands to a smooth satin finish. The slate frame helps keep your linen fresh and tidy as you work through your project.
Those who love doing fine hand embroidery, slate frames are an essential tool. A slate frame is usually made of wood. Consider investing in a quality slate frame. slate frames allow you to keep your stitching project laced and tight while embroidering.
Ecclesiastical Sewing uploaded new machine embroidery designs online 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.
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.
The use of a rose has been common sense since the 13th Century and is frequently used in Gothic wood carving as well as in hand embroidery. The Messianic rose can take on many forms. The design is part of a collection of vintage embroidery designs that date back to the late 1870s.
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.
Ecclesiastical Sewing has a request to identify an embroidery design on a UK church’s altar frontal. The only clue is a label mentioning Thomas Brown and Son of Manchester, known for church embroidery in the early 20th century.
To determine the size of the frame, we measured the twill tape. The twill tape measures 18 inches long, so this is an 18-inch slate frame. This slate frame may have a piece of fabric that is up to 18 inches wide sewn to the twill tape. The sizes of the slate frames may be adjusted as needed for specific projects.
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.
O Rising Star is the translation from Latin. For a more poetic variation, the phrase O Morning Star or O Dayspring. The above Ecclesiastical embroidery design may be used for hand embroidery or for making church banners or vestments for the season of Advent. The design is perfect for goldwork hand embroidery.
Special wooden frames and stands make embroidery easier and more enjoyable. These tools, crafted with care, are strong and smooth. They’re great for big projects, giving stability and comfort while you work. Adjust the stands to make embroidery even more fun!
At Ecclesiastical Sewing, we have been working to create many new machine embroidery designs and will try to get those introduced as quickly as possible. The embroidery designs will include symbols, logos, whitework designs, and seasonal designs.
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.
Gilt Twist goldwork threads, particularly in sizes No. 3 or No. 4 for outer edges and No. 1 1/2 or No. 2 for smaller areas, beautifully enhance goldwork appliques in embroidery. The choice of twist size depends on the design’s details and the width of the gold edge, ensuring a neat finish with one pass of stitching in pairs.
Those who love hand embroidery and goldwork, these are Imitation Japanese Gold threads available in sizes No. 13, No. 12, No. 9, and No. 8 which are also known as K1, K2, K3, and K4. The gold threads are used in pairs. The gold threads are often worked on a padded surface such as felt padding. They may also be used as a finishing edge around an embroidered applique. The gold foil has a lovely burnished color that looks fiery – gold in a finished project.