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Altar Linens: Descriptions and Sizes

Church Linens and Altar Linens As the summer months move along, many of you may be traveling and spending time away from your churches. Summer months during the church year are referred to as ordinary times. It is the long season of green – as is the great out-of-doors for those living in the northern hemisphere. While the summer days may seem to last for ever, (or in my case, disappear in the blink of an eye) it is a good time for reflection and contemplation. I like to think… Read more Altar Linens: Descriptions and Sizes

Can Altar Linens and Church Vestments be Made by Laity?

This little book (founded on a series of articles on Church Embroidery written for the ‘Treasury’) is intended for the use of those who are desirous of learning by practical experiment how to make the best use of such time and skill as they have at their command; and who, while they are unable to go through the long courses of instruction which are generally indispensable to the attainment of perfection are yet anxious to devote their ‘labour of love’ to the service of the Church. – Hinda Hands (Hands,… Read more Can Altar Linens and Church Vestments be Made by Laity?

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

Late Night Progress

Late, late, late. Today was one of those days.  It looked like it would be an early out of work day. The doors were locked and then – a late walk-in knocked on the door. So much for trying to get an early start on the evening’s activities.  Still, a little progress is still progress.   Here is my little progress for this evening.   The cross embroidery pattern for the Purificator has been perforated and is ready for pouncing. Many embroidery books refer to this process as “prick and… Read more Late Night Progress

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