Sunday, April 23, 2017

Blue and Green: Joyful #185


I just finished making Joyful (#185). I love working with these soothing greens and blues. There's a little bit of purple, gold and red-orange in there too. The back of the stole is black. Three layers of 100% Kona cotton. Feels nice. As always I welcome your comments and suggestions.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Westminster Fabrics Clergy Stole


I'm making a new batch of stoles using the best of my collection of Westminster Fabrics. Designers include Kaffe Fasset, Philip Jacobs and Martha Negley. For this one, I focused on greens and blues. The photo above shows the colors most accurately. These are selling as fast as I can make them. I love working with these beautiful colors. Visit Shadrach's to see what's new.




Friday, April 14, 2017

Hand-Dyed Color Gradation Fabrics for Clergy Stoles!


This clergy stole was made from 100% cotton hand-dyed fabrics. The colors range from dark raspberry to brown to kiwi chartreuse. The fabrics look like suede, but they're not. The back of the stole is black cotton. See more details here: Shade clergy stole #182.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Red Clergy Stole for Ordination or Pentecost


Just finished making this stole today. In time for ordination or Pentecost. See details here: Shadrachs.

Do you prefer a plain Latin cross? Or the one shown above?

Friday, April 7, 2017

Seaglass Colors, Cool and Peaceful


Many shades of grayish green, blue and gold look like a collection of seaglass. The soft colors are cool and peaceful, like a contemplative walk on the beach. 54" Long measured from back of neck.
The back side is black, 100% cotton, won't slide off your lap when sitting.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Red Clergy Stole - Shot Cottons


Shot cotton fabrics have one color thread for the warp and another color thread for the weft. This creates a beautiful effect. All of the shot cottons in this stole have red as one of the colors in the weave. There are 8 different shot cottons and 4 solid color fabrics in this stole.
See more about this stole here: Shadrach's


Red on Red Clergy Stole



This printed red on red stole is a subtle combination of two medium reds. The background is slightly darker. The lighter red looks like it was painted on with a paintbrush. From a distance, this stole looks like a solid red, but up close it has some visual texture, some depth. 
A nice stole for ordination or Pentecost. See more here.






Sunday, April 2, 2017

Modern Prism Stole


The Prism stole has bright clear colors on a white background, giving it a light and airy modern look. 
The fabric is a soft cotton. The back of the stole is white. I appreciate your feedback about stole colors and styles. See more here.



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Green Striped Stole


This green stole, made for Ordinary Time, consists of shot cottons, solid color fabrics and a variety of green striped fabric. (Shot cottons have one color weft, and another color warp.) Greens include: grass, olive, lime, cucumber and celery. All these greens play well together, just like in nature.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Painterly Blue Stole


This blue stole looks like an abstract painting, but it's printed cotton fabric. Colors include: aqua, turquoise, royal blue, cobalt blue, a little green and purple, and a smidgen of chartreuse. Nice effect, like a soothing drink of cool water. See this stole here. 



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Wheat Clergy Stole


This new clergy stole has nice images of wheat in shades of beige, brown and white. It brings to mind the references to wheat and tares or wheat and chaff in Matthew. Subtle, dignified print.
I appreciate your comments and suggestions.




Saturday, March 25, 2017

New African Fabric Clergy Stoles


Here are three recent additions to Shadrach's, Fine Handmade Clergy Stoles on Etsy. 
These stoles were made using fabrics from all over Africa: wax prints, batiks, and solids. I collected the fabrics in New York City's garment district in recent years. Vendors help me find the best examples. 



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Custom Stole for Weddings and Funerals


This pure white cotton stole with a gold embroidered applique cross was custom made for a pastor who plans to wear it for weddings and funerals. It would also be perfect for Christmas and Easter. 

As I was making this, it was snowing outside my window. Lots of white. Beautiful.