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Tag: Hand embroidery

The Massachusetts Historical Society Exhibit

Once in a while we like to share information that relates to historical sewing techniques, and hand embroidery. Today we would like to share something that, while not specifically related to church vestment making, it is none the less related to preserving and recovering lost arts relating to hand embroidery. The techniques and skills are important to preserve so that we may all grow in our knowledge and skill in the field. An email came in today about a special Kickstarter Campaign in the works by the Massachusetts Historical Society.… Read more The Massachusetts Historical Society Exhibit

October 11th–Philip the Deacon

I wanted to mention that today we celebrate the feast day of one of the first deacons, the deacon Philip. The office of the deacon was the first auxiliary office in the church. It was established by the apostles in the very early days of the church. Deacons are the helpers of the church; their job is to be assistants to the priests, ministers, and pastors. As well as being assistants to the ministers, the deacons serve the congregations. In the early days of the church, seven deacons were chosen… Read more October 11th–Philip the Deacon

Altar Linen Embroidery Designs

The last days of summer are winding down, and thoughts are turning to hand embroidery designs for altar linens.  Over the past few years, my collection of vintage hand embroidery designs has been growing. Many of the designs are old and fragile. Yet, many of these designs are still lovely and will work beautifully for altar linens today. This is a recent treasure. It is a hand-made book and on the cover it says: Some Designs for Communions Sets and Fair Linen Cloths The description for this little gem of… Read more Altar Linen Embroidery Designs