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Progress on Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Ecclesiastical Embroidery and Ecclesiastical Sewing are wonderful, relaxing pass times.  I enjoy them with great passion, especially if I get uninterrupted time over the weekend to work on projects. Ecclesiastical… Read more Progress on Ecclesiastical Embroidery

Summer Travels and Unexpected Surprises!

Summer vacation this year meant a road trip to Montana, for the Ecclesiastical Sewing family.  The drive is long, and there is often not much to see from Minnesota, across North Dakota and through Eastern Montana.  The further west we traveled, the more the surprises started to pop up. In over  25 years of traveling between these states, I had yet to ever see Eastern Montana in any state except various shades of browns and golds, or white with snow. This year was a shocking surprise. Eastern Montana was Beautiful! It… Read more Summer Travels and Unexpected Surprises!

Weekend Reading and Musing

Last week, I mentioned receiving several new books relating to the topics of Ecclesiastical Sewing and Ecclesiastical Embroidery, or Church Embroidery.  In case you missed the article, you can check it out the post New Books, New Information. I was sharing information about a book entitled Design for Church Embroidery by R.A. Alethea Wiel.  The book, available online through Google Books, is a resource book of embroidery pattern designs for various vestment and altar furnishings such as chalice veils, pulpit falls, and altar frontals. While flipping through the pages and reading… Read more Weekend Reading and Musing

Goldwork and Meandering Thoughts

A small amount of stitching has been added to the Easter Set Pulpit Fall.  The amount is almost not worth mentioning at this point, expect for the fact that it is a 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: http://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 may not turn out well enough… Read more Goldwork and Meandering Thoughts

Trial Run at Marking for Whitework

A few weeks back, I posted about a special Sunday at church and some concerns with the Sacristy.  The problem that was happening is that small linens such as Purificators are taken home to be laundered.  They depart the Sacristy in a ziplock bag, get forgotten, and when finally remembered, disaster has struck.  The wine stains have mildewed and the Purificators are never returned.  There is an effort afoot, I hope, to start soaking and laundering the small linens at church to avoid this disaster.  As the altar guild works… Read more Trial Run at Marking for Whitework

Sources of Inspiration from Lucy Mackrille

Where does inspiration come from when it comes to choosing stitches for current projects? There is a vision of the final project for the Easter Set in my mind, but getting there will be an experiment.  Experimenting while stitching along.  Yes, this Ecclesiastical Embroidery Easter Set project is experimental. The good news is that there are certain features that I have seen and admired from the beautiful hand embroidery works of others.  And so, for now, it is helpful to follow along with the advice and inspiration which comes from… Read more Sources of Inspiration from Lucy Mackrille

Under Way with First Stitches!

Sometimes it is difficult to take the plunge and take those first stitches on a new Ecclesiastical Embroidery project.  I have had my embroidery floss out, and have contemplated color selections. Since this is a rather big project, and I really want it to turn out well, there are a few embroidery techniques that I really like and plan on using. There are also a few favorites that will give the  effect that will suit the occasion and purpose of this piece.  So here goes, the first thread is selected… Read more Under Way with First Stitches!

Upcoming Ecclesiastial Embroidery Events at the Victorian and Albert Museum

Oh I just wish I could hop on a plane and visit Great Britain! For many years, I have longed to go there. That desire is even stronger than usual with this upcoming class scheduled for October: The Giants of the Gothic Revival: Watts & Co from Pugin to Comper workshop that will be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Sat 25 October 2014 at 10:30. Select the link below to learn more about the programs: Giants of the Gothic Revival: Watts & Co from Pugin to Comper  … Read more Upcoming Ecclesiastial Embroidery Events at the Victorian and Albert Museum

Ecclesiastical Design Ideas on Pinterest

A very recent discovery for Ecclesiastical Sewing and Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design ideas is, of course, Pinterest. My daughter got me started on this, and it has been a great deal of fun!  The best part is, when I come across a design I like that might provide inspiration for a future project, I only need to go to the one of the various boards on my account and pin the photo. Now, I have all of the ideas, ready and waiting for the creative juices to begin.  My computer is… Read more Ecclesiastical Design Ideas on Pinterest

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