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Tag: Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design

Part I: The Amice—Norris

Over the next few days I would like to talk to you about certain ecclesiastical vestments that are worn on the head. Often we focus our gaze on the voluptuous garments that cover our ministers of the church. It is important to know each distinct garment and its history. Based in practical reasoning, traditions are now carried on without knowing the origin. When we travel to Europe, view exhibits in a museum, or look in old volumes, we see all kinds of garments that our ministers no longer wear, or… Read more Part I: The Amice—Norris

Liturgical Embroidery Designs: Continuing the Process

Working through the process of creating a new collection of Ecclesiastical hand embroidery designs is always a challenge.  The past few days have seen continued work on a Fleur de lis liturgical hand embroidery design.  The goal is hopefully to create a Liturgical embroidery design collection suitable for use on a variety of church linens and church vestments.  The nice thing about continuing to work on a specific design over an extended period of time is that the design often (but not always) improves. It becomes refined, and clarified. It… Read more Liturgical Embroidery Designs: Continuing the Process

Elizabeth – Watts and Co

Living in a small community in northern Minnesota does not present many opportunities for viewing beautiful and historic Ecclesiastical Vestments.  So, making the best of the situation, I haunt Flickr, Pinterest, and various websites looking for interesting and unusual pieces of Ecclesiastical embroidery. There are times when the internet seems an endless source, a visual feast of colors and designs, while at other times, there is nothing of interest to be found. Quite some time ago, I came upon the name of a Vestment maker in  the UK – Watts and… Read more Elizabeth – Watts and Co

Vestment History from Around the Web

As the Thanksgiving Weekend comes to an end, its time to relax a bit and see what is going on in the history of vestment making, Ecclesiastical Sewing and Hand Embroidery.  Over on Pinterest, there was an interesting church vestment link in the daily feed. Every once in a while, the link has an interesting photo, and the description entices the reader to click and learn more. You know how things work on Pinterest, one click and off you go to something else.  The next stop was Flickr and the… Read more Vestment History from Around the Web

Rare Find Part II

A few days ago, I shared some new treasures with you relating to A Rare Find of Ecclesiastical  Embroidery Patterns. These wonderful hand embroidery designs are always something precious to behold. They are the keys to a puzzle that has many missing pieces. They connect us with a rich past and provide inspiration for the future projects . At the monastery near  my home where I do volunteer work, I have been helping catalog the collection of Ecclesiastical Embroidery Designs from the Art Needlework Department. The department was active from the late… Read more Rare Find Part II