How often do you look through Church Vestment Catalogs or at Vestments online and think, “If only I could make a chasuble like that! It can’t be that difficult, but… Read more Top 5 Tips for Sewing Perfect Chasuble Orphrey Bands →
If you are like me, I love patterns. I love to spend hours searching through a pattern book at the local fabric store, or even looking at patterns online. I… Read more Monastic Chasuble Pattern →
There is never a dull moment in the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom – except during the hours I must be at my full-time day job. Once the working day is over,… Read more Pastoral Stoles for Advent, Lent, and Good Friday →
Pattern making has been going on full force behind the scenes at Ecclesiastical Sewing. This weekend we are pleased to announce 3 new pastoral or priest stole patterns have been… Read more New Pastoral and Priest Stole Patterns →
The past few weekends in the Ecclesiastical Sewing studio have been consumed with one thing: pastoral stoles. Visions of stoles have been dancing in my head: stoles with orphreys, stoles… Read more Pastoral Stoles and Stole Patterns →
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 →
There are many styles of surplices worn by clergy. The most common styles are a round neck surplice and a square neck surplice which is often referred to as a Roman Surplice.
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 →