A few years ago Father O asked me if I took photographs of everything I made. He was sort of telling me off because he knew perfectly well that I sometimes forget! He knew because I had just given him some items which I had not taken pictures of. Oops.
So here we go. Some belated photographs of items I delivered Some Time Ago and Forgot to Take Pictures Of. Shame and embarrassment all round.
Continue reading “This and That”
Another interruption, sigh… this is an interesting one though and definitely a textile art project! So here’s a peek at the presentation work for an approved reproduction of the Image of the Holy Face of the Veil of Manoppello.
Continue reading “Double Matted Manoppello Image”
Happy Easter! Well, what a Holy Week I had… Father outdid himself indeed, what with fix this (pole removed from canopy – why?), revive that (ombrellino!), could you make this (new altar cloth!) and oh, by the way… I have this tapestry and it would make a splendid frontal! What a SORRY tale, read on!
Continue reading “A Silk Purse from a Sow’s Ear…?!”
How delightful to be asked to make ordination vestments! Let’s have a look…
Continue reading “Ordination Vestments”
Seriously, you lot, there are loads of recipes online. I refuse to provide a recipe but I will tell you the method…
Continue reading “Rosehip Syrup!”
I happen to attend one of the many churches in our world named after St. James the Greater or ‘Big James’ as he might otherwise have been called… 😉
Continue reading “A Saint James Antependium”
When Father first moved to the parish he said something about a frontal… I valiantly avoided him and such silly notions for ever so long!
Actually I was quite unwell and wasn’t in a place to take on a big project so it just didn’t happen until quite recently…
Here’s the end result, so far, of those embroideries.
Continue reading “Rose Burse & Veil Set”
I say so far as if you want to wait a while I will keep going and make a low Mass set!
I hesitate, as I don’t know what style of chasuble you’d like! Get in touch if you think you’re interested; I’d love to keep going but it’s a bit much for me to bite off if I don’t have a home for the set to go to…
I admit I was slightly tempted to fiddle about with this and change the leaves to shamrocks being that it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day. I restrained myself but if you want a shamrock pall, let me know! I think it would be awfully fun to embroider shamrocks…
Continue reading “Leaf and Vine Design”
No, not THAT idol. This is a different thing; ongoing, underhand and pervasive. No pictures today, just words…
Continue reading “Idolatry On The Altar”
I imagine there are very few of us in this modern world who are unaware of issues of cheap or even forced/slave labour being used to produce items. Hmm, those tasty shrimps so commonly available at the supermarket or coffee or…
And what about environmental degradation in order to produce crops like palm fruit oil?
No not me, although I am beginning to feel somewhat antiquated! I find old embroidery fascinating, don’t you?, and have noted that over time it acquires a slightly rumpled, wrinkly look to which I can relate…
Continue reading “An Antique Look.”