by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Herewith photos of a Deacon's stole that I made. It is reversible and has embroidered designs on each of the four ends (two on green and two on purple). The design on the purple is from Emb Library and the design on the green is an outline map of Africa with a cross in the middle. This latter design is a composition of other designs at hand.


The embroidering was an undertaking on its own, while the construction of the stole - being curved - and the fact that it was reversible, was a challenge on its own. I have included a photo of Deacon Tony wearing the stole so that you can get a better idea.
Thank you for viewing. Patricia

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by arlene 24 Jul 2014

What a wonderful job.

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Thank you Arlene.

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by jen15957 24 Jul 2014

It's lovely, Great Job

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Thank you so much.

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by marianb 24 Jul 2014

Very nice! well done

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Thank you kindly.

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by stellapta 24 Jul 2014

Hi Pat,
I showed Fr Peter your beautiful work this morning. We work together @ CBC!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Hi Stella, small world! I'm sure I'll be getting some feedback from Fr Peter! Thank you and I will be sending you a PM.
Patricia

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by stellapta 24 Jul 2014

Hi Pat,
This morning I showed Fr Peter your beautiful work. We work together at CBC!

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by airyfairy 24 Jul 2014

You do beautiful work Patricia and this is no exception. Sarah

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Hi Sarah, I am touched by your kind words; thank you.
Patricia

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by mops Moderator 24 Jul 2014

Beautiful work.
I made a full set of stoles five years ago and know how much work is involved. Mine are worn differently so the placement of the embroidery is different - see link - but whatever the shape it needs time and accuracy to get them right.
You did a wonderful job!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Hi Martine, ' Praise from Caesar is high praise indeed'! I sincerely appreciate your comments. Yes, you are so right: 'it needs time and accuracy to get them right'. A labour of love indeed. And hard-work!!

I have viewed your stole as referred to above (are there more elsewhere?). A mammoth undertaking and in your own case, you also did the designing and digitizing. The grape design is so significant for ecclesiastical vestments, and having been embroidered in metalic thread, further enhances to the beauty thereof.

You referred to the shape of the stole: our Priests wear the stoles that go around the neck and then hang down the front of the body. (Like the one you have made,) Deacons, however, have their stoles draped over one shoulder and coming together and fastened at the hip (re. my photo).
Best wishes Martine, and thank you for all that you do, tirelessly, for others. Be blessed. Patricia

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by jrob Moderator 23 Jul 2014

Beautiful!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Thank you Moderator, I am overwhelmed by all the feedback that I have received from this wonderful 'Cute family' . I am deeply touched. Best wishes and thank you for all that you and the other moderators do on our behalf., Patricia

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by Leaha 23 Jul 2014

This is absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure the deacon is very pleased with this stole. :-}

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Thank you Leaha. I alerted Deacon Tony today to the fact that 'he had gone viral' and I'm told he visited this site!
Patricia

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by zedna 23 Jul 2014

Great work, looks wonderful!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Thank you so much.

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by hoplessnz 23 Jul 2014

what a clever lady

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Please see below.

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by hoplessnz 23 Jul 2014

what a clever lady

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 24 Jul 2014

Thank you. I have contemplated your attribute of 'clever'; I would say, perhaps, rather - dedicated and hard-working. Ecclesiastical garments need to be very precise. A true labour of love. Patricia

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by susiesembroidery 23 Jul 2014

Very well done!!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by gerryvb 23 Jul 2014

my compliments for you !!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Thank you, your compliments are appreciated.. Patricia xx

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by decojo 23 Jul 2014

very nicely done!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Thank you.

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by lbrow 23 Jul 2014

YOU have a very admiral piece of work here Patricia. Excellent job/Lillian

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Dear Lillian, thank you. I much appreciate the acknowledgement from fellow embroiderers of an article which took me many hours to execute. Patricia xx

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by stellapta 23 Jul 2014

Queenswood parish is very lucky to have you as a member of their congregation!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Hi Stella, please see my response in 'Community' tried to get it as a PM. Your response, in particular, has meant a lot to me. Patricia

PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Stella, my message has been 'rescued'. To follow ..

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by noah 23 Jul 2014

god bless you hugs

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Thank you Carolyn; much appreciated. Patricia

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by pldc 23 Jul 2014

Terrific! ~hugs~

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Loralye, your feedback is received with thanks. Patricia

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by oaro 23 Jul 2014

beautiful work

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Thank you. Patricia

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by shilly 23 Jul 2014

Very beautiful designs and stitchouts...

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

I appreciate your feedback. Thank you, Patricia

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by laffma1 23 Jul 2014

Lovely stole, and it looks quite professional. Your Deacon will treasure this always. Nicely done!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Thank you, it was a labour of love. Patricia

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by awesome1 23 Jul 2014

That is beautiful! You did a wonderful job, and your Deacon must be so proud to wear it.

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Thank you, I would hope that he appreciates the stole. Patricia

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by graceandham 23 Jul 2014

you must be so proud to have made this. It is perfectly done.

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

I appreciate your comment. Patricia

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by basketkase 23 Jul 2014

Incredible work........very beautiful!

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PatriciaVosloo by PatriciaVosloo 23 Jul 2014

Thank you Vicki - 'praise from Caesar is high praise indeed'. Patricia.

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