Stole Commission

My friend Karen requested I make the stole for her to wear during her ordination in the Unitarian Universalist church. Today was the ordination ceremony. It was so full of love and joy and celebration for Karen’s accomplishments and welcome into her ministry.

I began the process by making a pattern from an existing stole, provided by Karen. I made a lot of half square triangles in blue, green and purple batiks.

I added some more vibrant colors. I made the patchwork panels significantly larger than the pattern piece.

When I was happy with the flow of colors and shapes, I pieced two panels together.

I used backing fabric and a layer of batting to construct the stole using my paper pattern. Karen requested some random accent beads and a beaded fringe.

 

The completed stole.

I was honored to put the stole onto Karen as part of today’s ceremony. It was such a joy to be a part of her celebration!

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