Sunday, October 23, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Heron for Ordinary Time

"Be still and know I am God." Psalms 46:10

Hand embroidered heron and cattails rest at the base of this liturgical stole on a vivid green dupioni shantung silk. Threads used are Egyptian varigated cotton floss, wool and silk. Hand-dyed silk creates the feathers on the heron.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Workbasket: Ordinary Heron

Kayaking brings me deep enjoyment and peace, and so often I am kept company by the many herons that populate the many lakes nearby. Hopefully, this conveys that peace.

Silk, hand marbled cotton, Egyptian varigated thread, tonal wool thread on a vivid green silk.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Monday, August 29, 2016

Beloved: A Wedding Stole

Custom stole for a minister who believes we are all "beloved". A joyful thought indeed!

Shantung silk with crystals, pearls, beads and polished shell fragments.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Monday, July 4, 2016

Tau Rho Embellishment

Thousands of tiny french knots inside a border of gold thread make up this classic chi rho. The design is nine inches x nine inches on a dalmatic robe provided by the client.

Sunday, May 1, 2016


A commission to embellish a dalmatic, the design being a classic chi rho, measuring about nine inches square. I couldn't resist stitching just a bit to see if the thread color worked on this bright white!

Such tiny stitches and a lot of real estate! :)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Beautiful Batik

Red Oridination/Pentecost stole in beautiful red and white. Completely reversible and is waiting for you in my Etsy shop!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Joyful Sparkle

I love this happy design, and each one I do has its own personality. On this particular one, I created a denser effect with the pearls and crystals at the base. A custom order with a shortened length, it plays well with the sparse amount of crystals as it moves upward.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Stones in the River

A bit of detail from the finished baptismal stole. A mix of watery blue dupioni smocked and bordered with french knots on a sandy cream background. Within the folds of silk are hidden beadwork and treasures. Appliquéd shell on the back of the neck is trimmed in varigated Egyptian cotton thread. All work is done by hand.

This particular stole is really focused on that special moment where the minister stands in front of the congregation and presents the person (be it an infant, child or adult) to be baptised. The congregation is then charged to play a supporting role in this person's life and a congregational promise is then often given.

This stole represents that promise, and how that despite that there will inevitably be stones in the river of our lives, God's love and the support of our church family will surround us.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fishers of Men

I had a great time designing this tea green stole with hand embroidered koi. I was going for something a bit different and am pleased with how the three tones of varigated thread play against one another on the silk.

The silk has a great glow under lights and is now available in my etsy shop for immediate purchase!