The Passion Cross has black felt padding, over which Au Ver A Soie, Soie Ovale is being stitched. A base of silk threads would be laid to create a padded surface, and then begin the stitching over thread padding.
Creating Chalice Veil Cross in 20 minutes.
– The Design for the Chalice Veil Passion Cross is small. There was a tiny scrap of linen, washed and pressed, and with the right size, along with a piece of Kona Cotton to use as a backing. This was the perfect project for a small round hoop.
The question of vestments had to be faced by the Reformers. The Anabaptists and the Reformed rejected vestments as detestable reminders of the papal church. For Luther, vestments belonged within the realm of Christian liberty. […] Article XXIV of the Apology states that the Church of the Augsburg Confession [the Lutheran Church] has not abolished the Mass but celebrates it every Sunday and on other festivals and maintains “traditional liturgical forms, such as the order of lessons, prayers, vestments, etc.” The research of GÃ¼nther Stiller and Arthur Carl Piepkorn demonstrates that the historic vestments (alb, chasuble, and stole) continued to be used in many places within the Lutheran Church [Germany, Scandinavia, etc.] well into the 18th century. For the most part, these vestments were rejected by the proponents of Calvinism, Pietism, and Rationalism. It was under these alien influences that the black gown of the academy [or judges] entered into liturgical usage in the Lutheran Church. [pp.221, 222]