Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Winterthur's Incredible Exhibit

With Cunning Needle: Four Centuries of Embroidery

On view in the East Gallery through January 8, 2012
I am trying my best to figure out how to make it to Delaware before January 8th to take advantage of an exquisite exhibition at Winterthur.  The well done gallery guide is such pleasure in to view, I look forward to seeing what other treasures the museum holds!  It has been a very long time since my last visit, and this is a wonderful draw!

I did discover a tidbit about muga silk, which I was not aware of before….the textiles are really amazing in themselves!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Back to the Drawing Board

After taking a few days off from any needlework, I have been able to spend several focused hours tonight simply sketching and planning, and it has felt good! On my task list is to come up with a design for a stole and matching pulpit paraments for a church's first Sunday service in their newly built chapel.

Since this will fall in Advent, I am choosing a lavender dupioni silk....

and am playing around with a variety of designs that reflect the name of the church, Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church, and the welcoming nature of their congregation. We will see... :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Lesage Embroidery

Tonight I have entertained myself with watching Lesage discuss his couture embroidery and the contribution of his family's business to the world of design. Unbelievable vision. And although not liturgical, many of these ideas can be brought to life in our practice of worship, in expressing the beauty of God's word.

Check out this video on YouTube:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Ordination Stoles

Here is a collage showing details from three red stoles of my own design. All are in dupioni silk and are hand embroidered and all feature the dove - a traditional symbol of the Holy Spirit.

I have placed them in my Etsy shop if you would like to see them in more detail. As always, I welcome special orders!

This is the Day That the Lord Has Made

This joyful stole is now available in my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mermaid Love - New items in my Etsy shop!

Please stop by my Etsy shop to see my latest offerings!

There is a cute Mermaid Love embroidery kit that is truly unique and makes a great gift, framed treat or even a great starting point for a handbag! The best part is that you can personalize the ribbon to say what you wish! Make the gift special, make it your own!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Wonderful Day

Thank you to all of you who stopped by today. It was a great joy to meet so many of you and to see old friends! Thank you for making this day so very special!