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Whitework Altar Linens

There are several whitework altar linen projects waiting in the wings in what has now become the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom.  Church vestment pattern making is going full steam at the moment, and you know what a job pattern making does to the workroom. There are papers of all sizes, rulers and markers, pencils and tape scattered a muck. Yikes! Try as one might, disorder reigns during the pattern making process. One pattern making project, a monastic choir alb, is almost at the point of completion.  Pattern making is a process… Read more Whitework Altar Linens

Wash on Friday, Iron on Saturday

Washing and Ironing. Two words I usually Do Not Enjoy, especially when put together. I used to iron everything years ago, the way my mother taught me, and her mother before her…but then life got busy. Now, ironing is a reserved activity for something truly special: the mens’ suits, daughter’s dresses, and my above the normal clothes. As the events of the past two days turn out, there was a special reason to be ironing. The reason? Ecclesiastical Linen. That’s right. Linen. Linen is the reason for doing the laundry today.… Read more Wash on Friday, Iron on Saturday

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

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