The second version in this epic set of veils is in a reddish violet. I selected that shade as being suitable for both Advent and Lent before losing my mind and deciding to go the whole hog!Continue reading “Cross Design: 5 – Advent”
Surely I am done! That’s four of these veils now; a green for Ordinary Time, violet for Lent and Advent (or is that the other way round?), red for Martyrs and the Holy Spirit and gold for Christmas & Easter and other feast days… right?
So, why did I embroider the cross (are you getting sick of it yet?) in blue?
Here is the third version of this cross design. Since these are for a set of chalice veils, I have to make at least four. I have a funny feeling I might make more than that…Continue reading “Silk Chalice Veils”
Here’s the Advent/Lent approach to the design. Using a violet dupioni silk and pale grey and black threads for the colour scheme.Continue reading “Cross Design: 2”
So in embroidering the altar cloth just recently finished I chose to go with a somewhat archaic look. I’m rather drawn to design elements which speak to me of earlier times.Continue reading “Cross Design”
This week, on Monday morning to be precise, a kind lady offered to help with looking after changing the altar cloth in our parish. I was delighted! What a blessing! So without beating about the bush, let me say that I haven’t been changing it weekly. Busy? Lazy? Tired? Anyway, I have been hoping that someone would offer practical help – thank you Holy Spirit for prompting Mrs. B to step up!
After a quick conversation to determine what would work best I realized we are short a cloth and so guess what? Yes, I’m making an altar cloth right now, it’s about half sewn.
Let me share a little known horror of working with linen:
I have one of those garage doors which has a bit of spring on it and closes itself quite quickly. I also have a naughty little dog. A badly behaved beast if ever there was one (SPCA, issues…)
Anyway, the dog and the door had a meeting recently with no harm to either but it occurred to me that I needed a tuffet. So I set about making one because where on earth do you actually buy such a thing in this day and age!!
Finally finished! This took ages to do, in fact it turned into a bit of an epic.Continue reading “Medieval Embroidery Reproduction”
I had an interesting conversation with a lovely lady earlier this week. She expressed concern that in her parish the new pastor was not using the linen lavabo towels she had made but white toweling ‘facecloths’ instead. Hmm… hmm… and hmm again!!Continue reading “GIRM 304”