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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Starry Night

Deep purple Belgium wool boucle woven with a metallic thread is sewn on the front of this luscious purple silk dupioni stole.  it reminds me of the starry night that the wise men and shepard experienced on their journey to Bethlehem. On this particular stole, I made the reverse the same rich deep purple with no adornment, which would be perfect for Lent.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Arise!

Awake, awake O sleeper,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will shine on you.

Ephesians 5:14

Phoenix created by a variety of bright silks on red. Hand embroidered details.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sing a New Song

Inspired by Psalm 98, this set of bookmark pulpit paraments are set on a background of creamy white silk, embellished with silk thread in french knots and intricate beads.

Perfect for Christmas,  Easter, weddings and funerals.

Available in my shop for immediate purchase.

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

Embellishment

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!