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Goldwork appliques add beauty to any liturgical vestment or altar hanging. Ecclesiastical Sewing often makes these appliques with metallic threads, including gold and silver, and can create intricate designs that enhance any garment’s depth and beauty. Religious tradition is steeped in these appliques, as they have been used in churches and other places of worship for centuries.

If you want to include goldwork appliques in your liturgical designs, we, offer a collection of quality appliques. We also cater to various design styles. Ecclesiastical Sewing has something to fit every aesthetic and budget, from simple crosses to complex religious motifs. You can use these appliques to enhance altar frontals, chasubles, stoles, and other liturgical vestments.

So, if you want to elevate the beauty of your liturgical garments or altar hangings, consider goldwork appliques from us. Turning your design to create something truly special.

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Shaped Cross back Chasuble by Ecclesiastical Sewing

Latin Mass Chasuble Sewing Pattern: Introducing our New Shaped Cross Design

The Latin Mass Chasuble Sewing Pattern boasts a shaped cross design, offering a classic and refined appearance for your liturgical attire. Furthermore, the pattern provides comprehensive instructions for crafting a durable and striking vestment. This Latin Mass Chasuble Sewing Pattern is one of the latest sewing pattern treasures that we offer for those who are on this journey

Goldwork Dove applique for hand embroidery, Goldwork embroidery, Pentecost Dove, Ecclesiastical Sewing

Quick Sewing Tip: Add Goldwork Dove Appliques to Red Stoles for Pentecost

To create a vibrant Pentecost stole, start with a red stole, such as the Ely Crown Stole, featuring plain fabric near the chest area. Choose a gold Dove Applique, like the goldwork Dove with imitation Japanese Goldwork threads, which may include colored thread accents. For couching, use Goldwork threads like Imitation Japanese Gold Thread, Gilt gold twist, or Au Ver a Soie Gold Thread.

Dayspring Vestment Collection by Ecclesiastical Sewing

Dayspring is a Collection of Designs intended for use at both Christmas and Easter. Dayspring is a Messianic Prophecy that is fulfilled at the Resurrection. The Dayspring Church Vestment Collection incorporates the IHS Holy Monogram, the Chi Rho Symbols, Alpha and Omega, the Rising Sun, and the Glorious Cross. There are also Angels in adoration. The entire Ecclesiastical Sewing team is honored to have been a part of creating this new Dayspring Collection of Designs for use in your churches for the Christmas and Easter Seasons of the church year.

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Gilt Twist Goldwork Threads for Hand Embroidery

Gilt Twist goldwork threads, particularly in sizes No. 3 or No. 4 for outer edges and No. 1 1/2 or No. 2 for smaller areas, beautifully enhance goldwork appliques in embroidery. The choice of twist size depends on the design’s details and the width of the gold edge, ensuring a neat finish with one pass of stitching in pairs.

Pentecost Dove Emblem

Pentecost Dove Emblem

This little dove is a hand-embroidered applique that is ready to be applied to a vestment or altar hanging. The Dove is made from an assortment of goldwork threads such as bullion, passing thread, and purl pearl. The feet and nimbus rays are made from embroidered threads. This little dove is heavily padded to create a high relief.¬† The size is 4.5″ x 7″ which is a bit wide for a stole, but perfect for use in a quatrefoil frame for use on a chasuble or used on an altar hanging.

Christmas Rose Chasuble and Stole Set

Virgin and Child Goldwork Embroidery Design

The Madonna and Child Goldwork Emblem is to be used on the back of a white Gothic chasuble. The chasuble is designed using our classic Gothic Chasuble Pattern cut with “Y” orphrey bands. The Virgin and Child design uses goldwork embroidery and colored thread embroidery embellishments on a hand-painted design. This Embroidery Design has a great deal of detailed work and requires care when applying it to a church vestment.

Urn pall for funerals

In Remembrance: Urn Palls for use at Funerals

The tradition within the church is to use a Pall to cover the coffin for funerals. At the time of Pugin (early to mid-1800s), Palls were elaborate items, often embellished with extensive embroidery and gold work. Palls are still used today to cover a coffin during a funeral service. They are frequently white in color with a cross or other appropriate design applied. While churches may own a Pall for covering a coffin, they may not have a pall for covering an urn. The use of urns to replace large coffins is becoming more common.

Sewing a Chalice Veil: Construction Details

To test a pattern for a Chalice Veil at Ecclesiastical Sewing, red silk dupioni was used for the face fabric, satin for the lining, and Evesham brocade for the orphrey band, trimmed with Saint Benet trim. The process involved measuring, cutting, and adding the orphrey band and trim. Basting the trim before sewing helped ensure it stayed straight. After completing the orphrey band, it was stitched to the silk, a cross was applied with an iron, and the lining was hand-stitched. The final result is a beautiful Chalice Veil in the Saint Gregory Collection of Vestments.