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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

Ecclesiastical Braids and Galloons: Finding the Right Trim

“Details” is one of those words that can be embraced to take an Ecclesiastical Sewing project from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Taking the time to add an extra touch or to ensure a curve hits are just the right spot, or that a seam is sewn straight can make all of the difference in the world to a finished church vestment project. And there are other times when details may not matter in the least. The important thing is learning which details are important and crucial to make a… Read more Ecclesiastical Braids and Galloons: Finding the Right Trim

How to Cut Orphrey Bands

I admit. I am in a bit of a quandary and there is no way out. It never fails to happen. I have know that a set of pastoral stoles need to be completed for a young pastor. His first call was with a parish that had stoles, so he never had the need to acquire his own set of Pastoral stoles. Then he came to our church, and we do not have stoles for every season in the church year.  And so, as the seasons come along, a few… Read more How to Cut Orphrey Bands