Archive for January, 2013

Inviting the Spirit

A very special commission came my way recently: a liturgical stole for the ordination of a Lutheran minister.

20130126-180410.jpg

The only direction I was given was with regards to color: deep orange shading through red to burgundy. My first step was to order some custom dyed merino roving from WoolGatherings on Etsy.

20130126-180446.jpg

After felting several large pieces with four layers of roving, I cut them into small slices, then arranged them into a vague color progression, trying to keep a bit of randomness in the sort. Next I sewed the strips together with a zigzag stitch, abutting the edges.

The last element was a ball of flames symbolizing the Holy Spirit. I cut a piece of silk paper then machine stitched it in place.

The final piece filled my studio with a fiery warmth. It was an honor to create something of such significance.

 

 

Advertisements

Flickr Photos

Categories