Friday, December 15, 2017

First Stole in a New Series: Joyful Blue

See details about this Joyful Blue stole #268 here: Shadrach's Fine Handmade Clergy Stoles.

This is the first of six stoles made from my collection of Kaffe Fassett Collective prints. I love this combination of blue, green and lavender. It reminds me of an evening walk by a lake.

I like the idea of incorporating beauty in worship.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

New African Clergy Stole, #257

Today I cut into my latest Etsy purchase of African fabrics. I buy from sources in the US and Africa. I used to make quilts with these fabrics, but now I use them mostly for clergy stoles. When you view a whole yard, the bright bold designs can be overwhelming. But when cut up and blended together in a stole or a quilt, I think the result is beautiful.

See the listing for this stole in Shadrach's, my Etsy shop. Available for purchase. Fast shipping.
If this stole will be a gift, let me know, and I'll include a matching handmade gift card. No charge.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Another Seaglass Stole

Blues, greens and sandy chartreuse colors look like seaglass. This soothing pallette is popular and hard to keep in stock. This one is hot off the sewing machine. It would make a nice gift for a pastor who enjoys the beach and the sea. Happy summer!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Stole with Dove and Olive Branch

Here's a new stole for Ordinary Time featuring a white dove with an olive branch in its beak, perfect for occasions of reconciliation, peace-making, and focusing on the Holy Spirit. 54" Length. Cotton.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

New Batik Stoles - They Look Like the Sea

Beautiful hand-printed batik fabric in many shades of turquoise and green. 
This stole has a translucent quality, like the sea; it looks great on a black robe. 
The pattern looks like layers of bubbles, very unique and artistic.
To see more stoles visit: Shadrach's.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

New Digitally Printed Fabric

The newest thing in fabric printing is digital! Fabric by Hoffman Fabrics, 
See more about this handmade clergy stole here
This stole, shown on a black robe, would also be perfect on a white alb.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Yellow Clergy Stole

This clergy stole is part of the Joyful series. Other versions are available in red, blue, green, and multi colors. This sunny yellow stole includes many shades of gold, brown and orange. 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Joyful Red and Blue Clergy Stole

This joyful clergy stole was made from the best of my collection of Westminster designer fabrics in red, blue, and small amounts of other colors. See details here. 

New Ordinary Time Stole

 This clergy stole for Ordinary Time is primarily green with some blue and turquoise. The fabrics include Westminster designer prints, Indonesian batiks, and even some realistic green apple fabric.
Click here for details. I'm making versions of this stole in red, blue, pastels, and gold.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Vertical Design Blue Stole

 I just finished making this stole and I love it. The fabric is by Timeless Treasures and it has a very pleasing hand. The colors are rich and beautiful, reminding me of water, sky in the evening and grass. It's cool and soothing. This stole is artistic and dignified, perfect for worship in my opinion. 54" Length. Back side is black. All cotton; won't slide on your lap when sitting.

As always, I appreciate any comments you may have. See more details here: Water Stole #191.

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.