I am following with interest all discussions on sacred threads. I hope to get an ecclesiastical embroidery group going at my church (Roman Catholic). Any suggestions? Any words of wisdom? Any good Canadian sources or reference books?
Second, I would really like to make a folding fan, like the glorious women of Spain use. Would anyone know where I could get a pattern, or a source for materials to make a fan?
I also do 99% of my embellishment by hand. I have the time, interest, reasonable skills and I don’t have room in my tiny sewing room for a fourth machine! For example, I made my niece’s First Communion dress. I sewed pearls all along the neckline, waist and bottoms of her dress sleeves. My niece picked out a delicate tulip lace for the hem of the dress as well as the edges of her complimentary organza jacket. On the dress proper I made the sleeves out of organza as well and hand-worked copies of the tulip motif randomly on the sleeve with small pearl accents on the tulip points and at the base of each leaf. My darling niece looked like an angel floating on the joy of her one of a kind dress!
Like other readers, I would like to see articles aimed at hand worked embellishment. May I also add that actual photos are much more helpful and encouraging than sketches?
Edited 7/14/2004 1:28 am ET by Louise