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.
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.
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.
Designed in collaboration with Edward Riojas, the Luther Rose Brocade is a special liturgical fabric. It features the Luther Rose emblem and Patonce Cross, created through a meticulous weaving process for durability in goldwork and hand embroidery. Available in Red, Green, Blue, Violet, White, and Ivory, this exclusive fabric is offered at Ecclesiastical Sewing for creating unique church vestments.
Good Friday Art: Private Collection by Carrie Roberts.
Our Luther Rose Brocade features the Luther Rose Symbol woven into the fabric. Created by Carrie R. around the fall of 2016, it was designed for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Inspired by her Patonce Cross and Luther Rose Symbol, Carrie collaborated with artist Edward Riojas to perfect the design. The fabric was then sent to England for production, resulting in this unique and meaningful brocade.
In Church symbolism, many objects are used to help teach the message of Christmas. The Christmas Rose or Messianic Rose is a particularly gentle yet elegant symbol. Helleborus Niger is a perennial plant that can actually grow in warmer parts of the USA. It is found naturally in Europe, where it blooms in cooler climates from February, but in warmer areas, it blooms as early as Christmas. This delicate white flower blooms from luscious evergreen foliage.
Ecclesiastical Sewing, offering a nice range of assorted fabrics in a wide range of price points for use in making church vestments and altar hangings. Our liturgical Brocade, Damask, Lurex brocades, and Tapestry Church vestment fabrics are imported from the United Kingdom. The designs and patterns used in the fabrics come from a wide range of sources, which include historical paintings, fabrics, and Frescoes. Other fabric designs are patterns that were created by well-known church designers in the 19th and 20th centuries.
We have a brocade-on-brocade product line and a product line featuring our new embroideries. The brocades we chose are Fairford and Fairford Two-Toned. These have an uncomplicated design paring. The simplicity of design matching is needed when you see the color! The colors, these are eye-catching and mouth-dropping.
When creating vestments for the House of the Lord, one should always begin with the advice of a pastor. A good place to start is with meaningful symbols that can be used to teach the faith. Things like the Cross, Holy Communion, the Creeds, Prayer, Baptism, Confession, Key to the Kingdom, Holy Monograms, and so forth are appropriate symbols to start with. The symbols can be simple, and in many places that creates a comfort zone. The symbols can also be a bit more elaborate. That sometimes gets beyond the comfort zone of some and into unfamiliar territory for others.
Ecclesiastical Sewing’s newest release of the “Stole Style #3 in the Luther Rose Brocade” is a good example. It is not simply gorgeous – it is confessional. The embroidery is not a random collection of pretty designs. In this case, they are symbolic of the Six Chief Parts.
The fabric is block-cut to a rough size, review the embroidery design and dimensions determine the embroidery placement, and locate the center. Once the center position is determined, use a product called Dream Weave Ultra and fuse that to the back of our fabric. Dream Weave Ultra is a fusible tricot that adds a bit of body to a piece of fabric. Dream Weave comes in two weights – the regular, and the Ultra. Used both but prefer the Ultra for our embroidery work. Dream Weave should never be used as a stand-alone backing for embroidery.
Ecclesiastical Sewing has created new designs for church vestments and paraments including patterns for things like altar hangings and special embroidery for pastors’ stoles. One of the design, called Luther Rose Gold Spray, has a vintage look with a special emblem. Another design, Luther Rose Quatrefoil, comes in different sizes for things like stoles and chasubles. There’s also a design for letters, like the ones used in liturgical embroidery, called Reformation VDMA. Another favorite is the Patonce Cross, available in various sizes.
Celebrate the 500th Reformation Anniversary with Ecclesiastical Sewing’s VDMA Cross Embroidery Designs. Available for machine embroidery, these designs honor the enduring Word of the Lord. Artist Edward Riojas collaborates on upcoming designs inspired by the Catechism’s six chief parts.
Introducing the Christmas Rose Collection by Ecclesiastical Embroidery. This inaugural design features a single white rose with a yellow center and a gold crown. Available for instant download in various sizes, more designs will follow in the coming year. Stitched by embroidery machines, these designs celebrate the gifts of the Christ Child’s birth.