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Goldwork Embroidery and Meandering Thoughts

  Goldwork Embroidery A small amount of stitching has been added to the Easter Set Pulpit Fall.  The amount is almost not worth mentioning at this point, except for the fact that it is a goldwork embroidery stitching technique that I have never tried, but have often admired in the works of others. I have read about the various versions of the Italian Stitch as I talked about last week here: https://blog.ecclesiasticalsewing.com/2014/08/23/sources-of-inspiration-from-lucy-mackrille/ The biggest challenge I find with Ecclesiastical Sewing and Ecclesiastical Embroidery is fear.  Fear that what I try… Read more Goldwork Embroidery and Meandering Thoughts

Surplice Directions in the works

A dear friend has issued a challenge. That challenge is to create clear and easy step by step instructions for sewing a square-yoke surplice.  Today, I took her at her word, and went to work.  I have several very old, as in 19th century old, vestment books which are dear to my heart.  Those were pulled out and the studying began.  The square-yoke surplice has a two-piece yoke.  Following some old technical drawings, it did not take long to have a pattern drafted up.  That was the easy part.  It… Read more Surplice Directions in the works

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