Thursday, April 3, 2014

Another Ordination Stole is Taking Shape...

A big box of red materials (mainly ties) arrived mid-March.
Along with the ties is a beautiful piece of cross stitch to be incorporated.

These were collected by the friends and family supporting the ordination of a young woman in June.  Because the stole is a surprise, I am not going to use either her name, denomination or location.  Her mother is pretty confident that her daughter is so busy with family and studies that she is unlikely to stumble across my blog, thus I have been given permission to post the progress.

Sorted materials. 

The interfacing has been stripped out (by Lloyd) and the ties have been washed.

The next step is to press each tie until dry.

Design #1.
Red for Pentecost represents dynamic spirituality and the passion of being on fire with the Spirit. 

Design #2
Because there are so many ties, scarves and other fabrics, I want to come up with a design to incorporate a little bit of each one.  I ran into some technical construction issues with Design #1.  Design #2 is easier to stitch plus I feel the lines are more dynamic.  This is probably the direction I will take with this stole.  What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Janet. It was so nice meeting you at Phyllis's knitting night, and again at the rally. I agree with going with Design #2. I think it will be lovely. I wish you'd been doing these back before my mother retired. She would have absolutely loved one of your stoles.