Sunday, May 1, 2011

Svinda's Ordination Stole is Finished!

These are the jazzy ties I selected to use for the piping. I have found that wildly patterned ties with contrasting colours look their best as piping around the edges.

A jumble of completed piping, ready to attach to the stole edges.

The finished stole for Svinda's ordination into the United Church of Canada on Pentecost.

The back of the stole. The flames were created with layers of yellow and red organza on top of gold and copper metallic fabric, and then stitched with red and gold embroidery threads. I'm really pleased with that striped piping!

A closer look at the lower finished edges.

I'm not quite ready to release these to Canada Post just yet--I'm taking them with me to Vancouver to use as visual aids for my talk to the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Arts May 12th. So, I get to live with them for just a bit longer!


  1. Beautiful! Is this stole longer than the others or is it an optical illusion?

  2. Very nice, great colour and line design. I like the idea of the ties used for binding. It gives a nice little spark.

  3. Piping from ties can be used on anything and is such a nice design detail on anything. I have made my own piping, not from ties, and it is so easy it is addictive. Was so pleased to be able to see this and other stoles and fabric creations up close last Thursday when you did a presentation at the VGFA.