Saturday, June 21, 2008

Embroidered Loveliness

It seems that Roman Catholics once made beautiful liturgical garments. Here are some of the more amazing pieces I saw and snuck pictures of when the nun wasn't looking. As a result a few of the Pictures are blurry

The details are among the most amazing I have ever seen. The nuns embroidery shop closed in 1968 when burlap came into fashion and their entire stick of silk thread was put into storage. As a result I bought 20 skeins of 60 year old silk that looks as bright as the day it was dyed. I don't do embroidery but one never knows what urge will next take me and it's not as though the silk is going to go bad in the next few decades.

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