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White Garment for Holy Baptism

Today we celebrated Holy Baptism for an infant girl in our congregation.  As part of the Order of Holy Baptism, the Pastor places a white garment on the child signifying putting on the Holiness of Christ.   This is a rather simple little item to make up.  It consists of a front and back piece, with a tiny neckline curved for front and back.  One shoulder seam is sewn, the other has snaps.  On the front of the garment, an appropriate design such as a cross or a shell may… Read more White Garment for Holy Baptism

All framed up and ready to stitch

Yesterday, I showed you the framing of my next hand embroidery project.  It is the Ecclesiastical Embroidery design for the  Pulpit fall for the new Easter Set.  The Ecclesiastical Embroidery design features a cross in the center of a circle. The bars on the cross have detailed floral motifs.  At the center of the cross is a Chi-Rho with an Alpha and Omega on either side in a modified quatrefoil  design.  There are some lovely lilies in the corners between the bars of the cross.   This is a design… Read more All framed up and ready to stitch

All in a Day’s Work

Before the day is over, it’s time to share a quick update in Ecclesiastical Sewing on the newest Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design project for the Easter Pulpit Fall https://ecclesiasticalsewing.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/93/.  This is the design I shared a few days ago.  After a few detours, tonight I am happy to announce the linen is in the frame.  With any luck, by tomorrow, the pouncing and tracing will be finished. I have not had a chance to use the Millennium Frames from Needle Needs yet. There must always be a first time for everything.  Not… Read more All in a Day’s Work

Technical Difficulties and Framing Dilemmas

I love framing up a new Ecclesiastical embroidery project. That initial thrill of starting something new, wondering how it will turn out, the vision of a stunning piece that …………… well, on and on wanders the mind. So this evening, I was anticipating that thrill, thinking if things went well I could get the framing done, the pounce powder out, maybe get the tracing done, then I could start those first stitches.  It was an optimistic vision for an evening’s work, especially after getting errands run, and the usual list of tasks… Read more Technical Difficulties and Framing Dilemmas

Late Night Progress

Late, late, late. Today was one of those days.  It looked like it would be an early out of work day. The doors were locked and then – a late walk-in knocked on the door. So much for trying to get an early start on the evening’s activities.  Still, a little progress is still progress.   Here is my little progress for this evening.   The cross embroidery pattern for the Purificator has been perforated and is ready for pouncing. Many embroidery books refer to this process as “prick and… Read more Late Night Progress

To the Rescue in the Sacristy

Today was a special day at church.  There was a baptism and a Godspeed farewell to several members at our church.  A little later this week, I will share a simple little project that I made for the use as part of the order of Holy Baptism. For today however, I thought I would talk about a different matter that came up. While I was talking over the little white garment used for the Order of Holy Baptism, I was told about a problem with the church’s linens.  The topic of concern… Read more To the Rescue in the Sacristy

New Frames Mean New Projects

New frames finally arrived on Monday, and so that means it is time to start a new Ecclesiastical Embroidery project!  I ordered the Millenium Frame in several sizes from Needle Needs in early April.  It took quite a while for them to arrive. So now it is time to give them a try!  I have the perfect Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design just waiting to try out on the new frames. The project is part of the Easter Vestment Set that I first told you about in The Tale of Two Lambs. … Read more New Frames Mean New Projects