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Finished Stoles: Fairford Black/Gold

The evening hour is late, and the Ecclesiastical workroom is still out of commission. Thankfully, the set of Pastoral Stoles were completed on time for the parting gift for our vacancy Pastor. With photographic apologies as there is no place to properly take photos at our church, here is the black and gold pastoral stole created for  use on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This liturgical stole is simple, made from black silk dupioni as a fabric base. The cost of a stole length of Dupioni is around $12 to… Read more Finished Stoles: Fairford Black/Gold

Silver Stars for Advent Stole

When a new church vestment project is first taking fo starts with a sense of “designers block.” (Designer’s block is a close cousin to writer’s block). You know that feeling fear. It often begins with a blank piece of paper, an empty canvas for an artist, or a plain piece of unadorned fabric for a designer. No shape, no form, nothing. But how can one get beyond that void of emptiness and get on with the work of designing and creating a project? I think back to those long ago days… Read more Silver Stars for Advent Stole

Sir Ninian Comper: Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designer

A man should, from his youth, seek for forms which are beautiful. At first he should love but one of them; then recognize the beauty which resides in one as the sister of that which dwells in another. Philosophy helps, from Plato onwards, because it puts beauty in the right place as one of the three eternal values equal with truth and goodness so that  what applies to one of them is true of the others.’ – Sir Ninian Comper (Symunson & Bucknall, 2006, p.19) Beauty is something that is… Read more Sir Ninian Comper: Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designer

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