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Vintage Liturgical Embroidery Library

The Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom is getting a bit of a workout these days.  Things are moving and shuffling around, getting ready for some changes that are happening soon.  Stay posted for updates on that.  While those changes are going on, I thought I might share a quick glance at a tiny corner in the liturgical vestment workroom.  Admittedly, this might not be of much interest to many of you, so my apologies in advance for those who find the topic of books dull and uninteresting. Books have always been something… Read more Vintage Liturgical Embroidery Library

Clothed in Majesty European Ecclesiastical Textiles

The Advent and Christmas Holidays are upon us, and I’ve been taking a little time away from Ecclesiastical Sewing and Embroidery to enjoy time with family and friends. As part of that little break from working on vestment patterns and church embroidery projects, a few books made their way off the shelves and next to my favorite reading chair.  This evening, an easy read was enjoyed with the book Clothed in Majesty European Ecclesiastical Textiles from the Detroit Institute of Arts.  The book was published in 1991 as the catalogue… Read more Clothed in Majesty European Ecclesiastical Textiles

Surplice Directions in the works

A dear friend has issued a challenge. That challenge is to create clear and easy step by step instructions for sewing a square-yoke surplice.  Today, I took her at her word, and went to work.  I have several very old, as in 19th century old, vestment books which are dear to my heart.  Those were pulled out and the studying began.  The square-yoke surplice has a two-piece yoke.  Following some old technical drawings, it did not take long to have a pattern drafted up.  That was the easy part.  It… Read more Surplice Directions in the works