Reflection of a stained glass window, Walker Chapel, First United Methodist Church, Ventura, California

Reflection of a stained glass window, Walker Chapel,
First United Methodist Church, Ventura, California

  Collection of stoles in Gothic Cross design

Collection of stoles in Gothic Cross design

Weaving for Worship

From the earliest days of the Israelite Tabernacle, textiles have been an important part of worship, reflecting the care and devotion of the artisan, and enhancing the worship experience for the officiant and the congregation.  

For the ordinary days -
the not-short-enough days of winter
and the dragging days of summer,
Green to remember that our Shepherd will provide fresh pastures to nourish us and still, cool waters to refresh us.

For the days of wind and of fire –
Red to energize, to sound the alarm –
be ready for the gifts of the Spirit!

For the days of anticipation –
Royal purple - you have been called by the High King
to be His steward, and to lead His people
in preparation for His coming.

For the days of exaltation –
White for the blazing light of the star
and the angels at the tomb –
He is with us!

For all the days, the grace to say:
“This is the day that the Lord has made.
I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Clergy Stoles for Christian Worship Celebration

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Star of Bethlehem Stole

A distinctive and celebratory design, hand-dyed and handwoven silk.

Available in white/gold, purple, red, green or white silk. Lining is dyed to match, silk/cotton blend sateen for comfortable wear.

Standard woven length is 98” plus 2” fringe for an overall length of 102”; 6-1/2” wide.  Different lengths available on request.

At just under six ounces, it drapes comfortably around the neck.  V-neck shaping available on request, as is shaping for diaconal stoles.

Visit my shop to see what's available to ship, or to request a custom order.

If you have questions about my designs or process, I would be happy to hear from you.  Please feel fee to contact me.

Rainbow Stole

Celebrate diversity with pride in this Rainbow Stole woven in the Spirit Flame pattern.  

Hand dyed and handwoven Tencel, a plant based fiber from sustainably grown wood products.  Lining is silk and cotton blend sateen, for comfortable wear.  

V-neck shaping in back.  Can be worn across the shoulder and pinned or loosely knotted for diaconal wear (pin not included).  

Woven length is 115” plus 2” fringe at each end; inside neck edge from center back is 52-1/2" plus 2" fringe; 5-1/2” wide.

Visit my shop to see what's available to ship, or to request a custom order.

If you have questions about my designs or process, I would be happy to hear from you.  Please feel fee to contact me.

Gothic Cross Stole

A traditional design, hand-dyed and handwoven silk.

Available in green/gold, purple/gold, or red/gold silk.  Lining is dyed to match, silk/cotton blend sateen for comfortable wear.

Standard woven length is 98” plus 2” fringe for an overall length of 102”; 6” wide.  Different lengths available on request.

At just under six ounces, it drapes comfortably around the neck.  V-neck shaping,  available on request.  Deacon's stoles also available.

 

Visit my shop to see what's available to ship, or to request a custom order.

If you have questions about my designs or process, I would be happy to hear from you.  Please feel fee to contact me.

 

Tallit for Jewish Worship Celebration

It’s my privilege to be able to weave custom tallitot for Jewish worship celebration. I work with the client to design something that is personally meaningful, in alignment with Jewish custom. Tallit are custom orders, and require a minimum of 8 weeks for delivery.

The examples below are made with Tencel, a cellulose fiber made from sustainably sourced wood and hand dyed.

If you have questions about my designs or process, I would be happy to hear from you.  Please feel fee to contact me.