In the previous post, I promised to show you some of the wonderful needlework done by the Episcopalian women in their state of the art sewing studio. One enters the “private” part of the house, where the sewing is done, via a door with this charming Old Curiosity Ship door knocker.
By “state of the art,” I don’t mean that they have latest super-sonic sewing apps to use, but that they have an astonishingly beautiful and serene place in which to pursue their art. Modernity does not seem to have invaded their work area.
The sewing room, which was Eliza Leary's bedroom, has a panoramic view of Lake Union and much of Seattle. And also the fireplace shown in the previous post, of course.
Some of the state of the art tools and supplies.
A work in progress on its frame. When finished, the linen backing will be part of the vestment. It will be cut away, as has been another embroidery made on this same piece of linen.
Just preparing the material for embroidery looks like a lot of work.
Closer-up of the back of the embroidery.
An almost a century old color card of the silk thread. Many of these colors are no longer available. The sewing guild provides matches to other churches needing them to do their own vestment repair.
They also make new vestments to order.