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Category: Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery is a beautiful and intricate art form that has been around for centuries. It involves using a needle and thread to create detailed designs on fabric. Countless stitches can be used to achieve different textures and effects, making each piece of embroidery unique.

If you are interested in hand embroidery for religious purposes, Ecclesiastical Sewing is an excellent choice. They offer a wide range of materials, designs, and resources to help you create stunning religious embroidery. Whether you are looking to create an altar frontal, a chasuble, or other liturgical vestments, Ecclesiastical Sewing has everything you need.

One of the great things about hand embroidery is that it is a very portable craft. You can take your embroidery with you and work on it almost anywhere. It’s a great way to pass the time while traveling or waiting for appointments.

Another benefit of hand embroidery is that it is a very relaxing and meditative activity. Many people find that stitching helps them unwind and de-stress after a busy day. Plus, creating something beautiful with your hands is always satisfying.

Truly, hand embroidery is a wonderful craft that offers a range of benefits. Whether you are looking to create something beautiful for your home or your church, Ecclesiastical Sewing has everything you need to get started. So why not give it a try and see what you can create?

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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.

Hand Embroidery Design for Altar Linens

Hand Embroidery Design for Altar Linens

A scrollwork cross. The cross is a creation taken from part of the vintage embroidery designs. This cross is similar to many vintage hand embroidery designs. Satin stitch would be nice around the center diamond shape and the four dots just outside of that. The Scrollwork could be an outline or stem stitch or trailing stitch. The tiny tendrils could be back-stitched or a small stem stitch. The three clover shapes at the cross ends could be stem stitched and filled with seed stitch or satin stitched. The very center of the large diamond could also be filled with seed stitches. It would take only about 3 or 4 stitches to work this little design up.

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Habsburg Splendor at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Featuring the Habsburg Splendor Exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, a showcase of exquisite goldwork embroidery. Don’t miss some pieces, including suits of armor, tapestries, curiosities, and renowned paintings by artists like Caravaggio and Hans Holbein. Visit the intricate details on the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s webpage for a closer look at this splendid collection.

IHS Lenten Design for Hand Embroidery

IHS Lenten Hand Embroidery Design

The IHS Lenten Design, taken from a detailed border pattern, offers versatility. The stylized floral elements converted into letters make an interesting stand-alone element. It can be stitched with subdued threads for Lent or with goldwork threads and silk floss for a shimmering effect, symbolizing the glory of the Resurrection. With two available sizes, this design is suitable for stoles, linens, pulpit falls, or even an altar frontal.

Easter Sunrise Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design

Easter Sunrise Hand Embroidery Design

This treasure comes from a rare copy of a German book that arrived over the Christmas Holidays.  The original design is very small.  When it is enlarged on a copier, the design loses definition and the pixels become an issue. This seemed appropriate as a first challenge with the graphics program. Lots of straight lines, a circle, and a few wavy lines for rocks.

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