Here are the paraments for Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church, Chapel Hill, NC. An original design on lavender dupioni silk. Hand embroidered in silk and wool.
It was a great experience making something for a group if people dear to my heart. The church is simple but beautiful, and is timber framed. The photos do not do justice to the interior... It feels very cozy inside, yet open with the grand windows.
For the paraments I focused on the personality of the church. The branches represent our individual journeys thus far as a congregation. The pinecones are the members of the congregation. The ribbon symbolizes the Trinity's presence in our lives, and the open design of the ribbon at the end shows that there will always be room for more members and friends...and at it's core, Chapel in the Pines is a welcoming church.
The IHS is, of course, the traditional christogram.