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Tag: Silk Dupioni

Quatrefoil Ecclesiastical Design

After running the weekend errands, it was time to get to work on the next Ecclesiastical Embroidery Project. And I could hardly wait. The hard part was the time it took to press several pieces of silk dupioni.  Sometimes silk gets creased if it has not been carefully rolled back on a tube or a bolt from the fabric store.  And such was the case today………….tough creases that would not release, regardless of the various methods employed.  But this process would lead to the next process of applying the Ecclesiastical… Read more Quatrefoil Ecclesiastical Design

Time is Ticking Away

Sometimes a hand embroidery project is started, knowing it will be impossible to make its deadline.  But for some unknown reason, that does not become a deterrent. So it is with the Advent Vestment Set currently spread all over my sewing room.  There are bits of blue Silk Dupioni and broadcloth, and frames of blue and white on both work tables.  Life always provides interruptions with any major Ecclesiastical Embroidery project, and this one is no exception. Meant to be a “quick” project of couching and outlining, this is going… Read more Time is Ticking Away

Preparing the Advent Pulpit Fall Design

Time is slipping away, and the Advent Pulpit Fall needs to get started.  The Ecclesiastical Embroidery Design selected for the Pulpit Fall will be a combination of applique and couching stitches. (At least that is the plan for now). To aid with the placement of the applique pieces, I decided to transfer the Ecclesiastical Design to the Silk Dupioni using the prick and pounce method of design transfer.  When I first learned about this technique for transferring an embroidery design, it took a year, maybe longer than that, before I took the… Read more Preparing the Advent Pulpit Fall Design