Saturday, May 31, 2008

Green chasuble set

I finished the Green Chasuble set for Eye Church. The beautiful green silk was from Sudbury. The central piece is from a Cope that was torn.

The embroideries on the stole are from a Maniple no longer used.
Here's the original Cope and it's motif.


Friday, May 30, 2008

Jane Nursey's stole

Finally posting pictures of a stole I did for Jane who works at the Church in East Dereham, Norfolk, UK. I did the embroidery when we went on a working holiday to La Fosse de Tigne in the Loire Valley near Angers. We were surrounded by vines and it was a pleasure reproducing them in fabric & thread.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

David Hill's Cope

My dear friend David is at East Dereham Church.
He's a great patron & wanted a Cope to use for weddings that would outdo the bride !!! David's an East Anglian lad through & through and thus wanted the emblem of St Edmund on the hood; the crown with arrows, symbolising his martyrdom by being shot through with arrows.
The crown shape was built up with wadding first then covered in two sections with gold kid.
Here's the back showing the amount of couching to hold down the applique.

Adding the Morse...
The long Orphreys of red crushed velvet.
The finished hood attached with buttons with crowns on them...

David looking very regal in our not-so-regal living room.