I am making stoles for inventory this week. As I repeat construction tasks, I become more aware of these well honed practices. Rarely does any one see what is inside of a stole. I include interfacing. The black fabric in the first photograph is a synthetic blend which contributes crispness and body to the stole. The white example … Continue reading Traveling in Spirals: What is Inside That Stole
Be still. Dark, still, afraid. Breath held. Glimmers of light. Paused in wonder. Air sucked in and slowly exhaled. Be still. Photograph of Advent stole made in 2014, sold at first touch to a dear friend.
Bare branches define short day skies. Bring a lamp. Be prepared for dark nights. Advent stole made on speculation and available for purchase at fibergig.
In mid-September I posted about my studio challenge to design one of a kind artistic stoles at a more modest price point than my current work. The solution must maintain the standards of construction that I use for the rest of my work. After I selected fabric from my inventory, I prepared each selection to be … Continue reading Update: Clerical Stoles for Smaller Budgets
Take my yoke upon you....for my yoke is easy and my burden is light. About 7 years ago, a Lutheran pastor and I discussed movement away from congregations owning buildings. We talked about a more flexible church. We chatted excitedly about moveable altars and banners and worshippers with electronic tablets, not hymnals, in hand. We … Continue reading A Stole for Ordinary Time