Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design project for the Easter Pulpit Fall is underway. The linen is now framed up, and the pouncing and tracing will soon be complete. Utilizing the Millennium Frames from Needle Needs for the first time, a short video tutorial was a helpful guide. Framing proved a bit tricky with two layers—the Alabaster Linen from Hedgehog Handworks and a layer of Kona Cotton for backing and support. flipping the frame to the backside ensured proper alignment and support for the lining fabric.
Embroidery framing plans face setbacks due to sizing mismatches with Millennium and Evertite Frames. Technical challenges require a new approach. The starting a new Ecclesiastical embroidery project continues with optimism, but obstacles emerge in frame selection and sizing. Despite encountering disappointments the determination to overcome these challenges and find suitable solutions remains steadfast.
Late-night progress in the Ecclesiastical Embroidery project involves perforating the cross pattern for the Purificator. The “prick and pounce” technique is employed, creating tiny, close-together holes for accurate design transfer. A homemade tool, a size 12 crewel needle in a cork, proves effective for this task. The small pattern size contributes to a quicker perforation process.
“To the Rescue in the Sacristy”: Addressing the mystery of disappearing Purificators in the Sacristy after Holy Communion services, showcasing the need for solutions to ensure linens find their way back to their rightful place.
New Embroidery Frames Mean New Projects: Millennium Frames from Needle Needs arrived, beginning of a new Ecclesiastical Embroidery project. The chosen design, a pulpit fall for the Easter Vestment Set, is sourced from a vintage German book dating back to 1902. This unique treasure has undergone slight modifications to enhance simplicity. Linen options—Alba Maxima, Alabaster Angel, and Ecclesiastical Linen from Hedgehog Handwork. finalizing linen and floss colors, for another ecclesiastical artwork.
Old Books Make Great Reads: Discovering the rich history of Opus Anglicanum through the pages of vintage books, details of Ecclesiastical Embroidery and Altar Frontals. These treasures provide insights into the origins of vestments, such as the chasuble and alb, and their evolution over centuries.
Creation of the Littlest Lamb in The Tale of Two Lambs. Crafted on Alba Maxima linen from Hedgehog Handworks, this lamb comes to life with stitches and delicate shading. The linen provides a perfect canvas, and the project is stretched on an Evertite Frame. Various hand embroidery techniques, including long and short stitch shading, satin stitch, laid work, goldwork couching, split stitch, and stem stitch outlining, contribute to the lamb’s intricate details.
The Tale of Two Lambs The Tale of Two Lambs: After creating my first Easter altar frontal and pulpit fall set, and being disappointed with the results, it was time… Read more The Tale of Two Lambs →
New Projects in the works soon This weekend will be a bit of a reorganization for the sewing room. Hopefully, a few things will be moved out, allowing for additional… Read more New Projects in the works soon →
Ecclesiastical Design Ideas on Pinterest A very recent discovery for Ecclesiastical Sewing and Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design ideas is, of course, Pinterest. My daughter got me started on this, and it has been a great deal of fun! The best part is, when I come across a design I like that might provide inspiration for a future project, I only need to go to one of the various boards on my account and pin the photo. Now, I have all of the ideas, ready and waiting for the creative juices to… Read more Ecclesiastical Design Ideas on Pinterest →
The Never-Ending Quest for Ecclesiastical Designs Years ago, while still in college, when I made my very first Church vestment – a pastoral stole. The only available Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design resource available… Read more The Never Ending Quest for Ecclesiastical Designs →
Early Struggles in Ecclesiastical Sewing Early Struggles in Ecclesiastical Sewing: Do you ever spend your days worrying about not having a great idea? Have you ever worked yourself into a… Read more Early Struggles in Ecclesiastical Sewing →
Good Friday Pulpit Fall This past Easter-Easter 2014-, a new set of Altar Hangings was created for my home church. This is a photo of the Ecclesiastical Sewing Project featuring… Read more Good Friday Pulpit Fall →
Ecclesiastical Sewing Sewing has been a lifelong passion. It was only natural that my love of sewing resulted in pursuing a degree in Costume Design. Now being able to combine… Read more Ecclesiastical Sewing →
Introducing my new website Ecclesiastical Sewing Thanks for stopping by and welcome to Ecclesiastical Sewing! This is just an introductory post so I’ll keep it short and sweet. I am… Read more Introducing my new website Ecclesiastical Sewing →