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Matthias Church, Budapest: A Journey Through History

One of the great things about old churches in Europe is that they recall a time when Christianity was the dominant power in politics. However, in some countries such as… Read more Matthias Church, Budapest: A Journey Through History

National Altar Guild Convention This Weekend

Altar Guilds play an important roll in the life of the church. Some churches have small altar guilds while others have large guilds. Altar guilds serve many functions in the life of the church. They care for the flowers, linens, and vestments at a basic minimum. They may make the linens and vestments, set communion, and so much more. Sometimes questions arise as to what is the best practice for using flowers, or what color vestments should be used at weddings or funerals. It is time to consult with experts.… Read more National Altar Guild Convention This Weekend

The Massachusetts Historical Society Exhibit

Once in a while we like to share information that relates to historical sewing techniques, and hand embroidery. Today we would like to share something that, while not specifically related to church vestment making, it is none the less related to preserving and recovering lost arts relating to hand embroidery. The techniques and skills are important to preserve so that we may all grow in our knowledge and skill in the field. An email came in today about a special Kickstarter Campaign in the works by the Massachusetts Historical Society.… Read more The Massachusetts Historical Society Exhibit

February 2nd, 2018

A blessed feast day to y’all! At Ecclesiastical Sewing, we love every aspect of Church beautification: whether that is Church art or paraments…So let’s talk about what the 2nd of February is and some art that goes along with this blessed day! Today the Church celebrates the Purification of Mary and the Presentation of Jesus. This event honors and fulfills the requirements from the Old Testament. The Law commanded that every mother should be cleansed from the experience of child birth. The life of every first born child belonged to the… Read more February 2nd, 2018

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