Brocade Chalice Covers

Christ is Born!
Glorify Him!

Has anyone pieced together a set of chalice covers from brocade? I am embroidering a set of chalice covers for a skete, and have been asked to piece the two smaller cloths together instead of just cutting one piece for the entire cloth. Orthodox liturgical brocade is very expensive (can be over $200/yard), so of course there should be no waste if at all possible.

I understand what’s being asked, but am trying to figure out how to do it in such a way that it won’t LOOK like it’s been pieced together…

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The Kit Has Landed

The kit for my EGA group correspondance course, Luck of the Irish, that is.

Let’s see what the kit includes:

11×8 cut of Emerald Green Silk
Muslin
Lacing, basting AND cuching thread
tissue paper
wax paper
beeswax
5 different sizes/kinds of needles

felt
padding gimp (looks like floss to me 🙂

AND

the English Metals (remember, this is a goldwork course)

Pearl Purl
Check Purl
Smooth Purl
Wire Check Purl
Spangles

Interesing names for the metals, aren’t they?

The purls are all gold gilt, the spangles are 2% gold.

Materials are beautiful, the task somewhat intimidating to begin 🙂 However it promises to be fun once I force myself to actually start – needless to say, this isn’t like working with floss!

Nativity

I wanted to wish a wonderful and blessed Nativity to both people who are kind enough to read this blog 🙂 I can’t say anything better about it than the tropar for the Feast that I have pasted below:

Your Nativity O Christ our God has dawned to the world the light of wisdom, for by it those who worship the stars, were taught by a star to adore You the Sun of Righteousness, and to know You the dawn from above, O Lord, glory to You