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Underway with Glitters of Gold

Now that the initial task of getting the Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design for the Easter Set Pulpit fall has been accomplished and the laid threads of the Italian stitch seem to suit the area selected, it is time for the next experiment in stitching.  I am pretty confident this should work, but there are a few things still to consider.   For instance, which of the gold threads in the drawer are best suited for this stitching?  The area is rather small, so the gold thread to be used for couching the… Read more Underway with Glitters of Gold

From Inspiration Source to Stitching

Putting inspiration into action is often a difficult thing when it comes to starting a new Ecclesiastical Embroidery project, especially if it is a little larger hand embroidery project. A larger hand embroidery project can entail size, technique, design complexity of the embroidery pattern, and many more concerns.  Taking those first stitches, however, and having them look well is a thrill! Over the past week or so, I have been writing about the Easter Set Pulpit fall, the steps taken to get that framed up, and the design transferred using the… Read more From Inspiration Source to Stitching

Paper Matters

The other day, I posted about framing up my next Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design for the Easter Set pulpit fall http://blog.ecclesiasticalsewing.com/2014/08/15/all-framed-up-and-ready-to-stitch/ And I have to confess. The pouncing did not go as well as it usually does because of the error that happened at the printers.  Paper Matters. Let me explain. As I had mentioned before, the design for the pulpit fall came from a very old embroidery book.  I blew the Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design up on the copier, and used my home-made light box to retrace the design.  I had a… Read more Paper Matters

White Garment for Holy Baptism

Today we celebrated Holy Baptism for an infant girl in our congregation.  As part of the Order of Holy Baptism, the Pastor places a white garment on the child signifying putting on the Holiness of Christ.   This is a rather simple little item to make up.  It consists of a front and back piece, with a tiny neckline curved for front and back.  One shoulder seam is sewn, the other has snaps.  On the front of the garment, an appropriate design such as a cross or a shell may… Read more White Garment for Holy Baptism

All in a Day’s Work

Before the day is over, it’s time to share a quick update in Ecclesiastical Sewing on the newest Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design project for the Easter Pulpit Fall http://blog.ecclesiasticalsewing.com/2014/08/08/93/.  This is the design I shared a few days ago.  After a few detours, tonight I am happy to announce the linen is in the frame.  With any luck, by tomorrow, the pouncing and tracing will be finished. I have not had a chance to use the Millennium Frames from Needle Needs yet. There must always be a first time for everything.  Not… Read more All in a Day’s Work

Technical Difficulties and Framing Dilemmas

I love framing up a new Ecclesiastical embroidery project. That initial thrill of starting something new, wondering how it will turn out, the vision of a stunning piece that …………… well, on and on wanders the mind. So this evening, I was anticipating that thrill, thinking if things went well I could get the framing done, the pounce powder out, maybe get the tracing done, then I could start those first stitches.  It was an optimistic vision for an evening’s work, especially after getting errands run, and the usual list of tasks… Read more Technical Difficulties and Framing Dilemmas

To the Rescue in the Sacristy

Today was a special day at church.  There was a baptism and a Godspeed farewell to several members at our church.  A little later this week, I will share a simple little project that I made for the use as part of the order of Holy Baptism. For today however, I thought I would talk about a different matter that came up. While I was talking over the little white garment used for the Order of Holy Baptism, I was told about a problem with the church’s linens.  The topic of concern… Read more To the Rescue in the Sacristy

New Frames Mean New Projects

New frames finally arrived on Monday, and so that means it is time to start a new Ecclesiastical Embroidery project!  I ordered the Millenium Frame in several sizes from Needle Needs in early April.  It took quite a while for them to arrive. So now it is time to give them a try!  I have the perfect Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design just waiting to try out on the new frames. The project is part of the Easter Vestment Set that I first told you about in The Tale of Two Lambs. … Read more New Frames Mean New Projects

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