Saturday, December 17, 2011

Clergy Stole

This is a custom stole that I made recently for someone who will be ordained to the priesthood soon . . . It was created with the theme of the Shuswap (the lake, mountains, trees) but also with predominately green colours as it will be used during "green" liturgical seasons.

After much hunting for the "right" green background fabric, I was delighted to locate the one I used which has an underlying brown thread in the green ... it works really well with the landscape theme that I was using. The landscape itself has been created from pieces of cotton fabric ... both hand painted and commercial ... and, although the two sides of the front of the stole are similar, they are not identical.

At the back of the neck there is an appliqued cross with an arch on each side, reminiscent of St. Francis' Chapel, the outdoor chapel at Sorrento Centre.