After 10 plus years I have finally finished this chasuble to the glory of the angels.
|RAF window in Durham Cathedral|
This was the first of many mistakes. it was the first real thing that I had ever embroidered and the lengths of the stitches were far too long. I have had to teather them down with little couing stitches since.
|Couching stitches had to be added on some of the longer embroidery|
Another problem because the wings were just sewn onto material, so how to applique this onto a chasuble? This puzzled me for some time, and to be honest as you can see the result is not perfect but the blind man on that old galloping horse would be none the wiser.
|You can see the place under the wing where the bordering stitches have had to go over the edge of the ewbroidered cloth.|
Eventually, after more than ten years the thing is finished, and I love it! I have always liked votive masses of the angels and now I have something rather spiffy to wear.
And as I am chaplain to the Guild of St Clare, I will hawe something to show off with.