Thursday, November 11, 2010

Deacon's Stole

This stole has been created for a friend who will be ordained to the Diaconate in the Anglican Church this Sunday. The images on the stole are wheat and salt and have been created with free-motion thread painting . . . the wheat is stitched over two layers of organza and the long beard on the wheat is representative of durum wheat The dish of salt is stitched with a metallic thread and sharp angles on the stitches to represent the grains of salt.

The lower section of the stole, both front and back is pieced with a variety of white, ivory and gold fabrics and there are couched cords and hand embroidery accenting some of the pieces.

You can click on the images to zoom in for a closer look at the details.