Friday, June 23, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.
Click here for details. I'm making versions of this stole in red, blue, pastels, and gold.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
As always, I appreciate any comments you may have. See more details here: Water Stole #191.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
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
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
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
Do you prefer a plain Latin cross? Or the one shown above?
Friday, April 7, 2017
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.