Belle Estoile: In a world of mass-produced fast fashion, a chance to slow down and stand out.
One of a kind. One at a time. Never exactly the same way twice.
Look out the window, listen to music, feel the joy of the rhythm of wheel and loom.
Color and texture combined to create distinctive handwovens.
Inspiration. From a song, a sunset, a famous painting. Even Kool-aid.
Texture. Silky, fuzzy, shiny, matte, smooth, bumpy, soft, fluffy.
Color. Light, dark, bright, pastel, solemn, joyful, loud, quiet.
Prayerfully woven and hand-finished clergy stoles, vestments and paraments.
From the curtains of the tabernacle and the garments of Aaron the High Priest - to the veil that was rent in two and the garment without seam - to the hangings on the lectern and the stole of the minister - a continuity of cloth woven with care and dedication to the glory of God.