Monday, January 14, 2013

God's Cosmos Stole Pattern

My first designs are a set of stoles that use images from NASA as the ground for the fabric. I had a lot of fun connecting our liturgical seasons to the wonder of the cosmos, and hope you enjoy them, too. I explain the collection here.

My current pastoral appointment means I'm in ministry with lots of folks who work in the aerospace industry. I married an engineer who loves both rockets and astronomy. I believe that my Christianity and science are very compatible--each asking and answering a very different set of questions. The wonder of God's cosmos continues to inspire me, as it has inspired from, perhaps, the beginning of time. "The heavens are telling the glory of God!" begins Psalm 19. So, this collection was inspired by all that, as well as a hope that celebrating God's cosmos in worship might help us be better stewards of it.

The set is formatted as two fabric panels, each with three designs printed on it. You can choose how you sew them: whether you sew the pattern pieces front-to-back to make reversible stoles, or using another fabric as backing and make separate stoles out of each piece.

One panel features red Pentecost design, a green Ordinary Time design, and an off-white Easter stole.

The other panel features two purple designs (for Lent and Easter), and a plain white pattern that can be used to sew a stole on which you can draw, dye or paint your own design. (Or let the Sunday School kids do it...) Or, if you prefer, you can use this as a backing for the Easter stole on the other panel...

Whatever you choose, one panel or both, it's a heck of a deal: three lovely, thoughful, science-affirming, cosmos-admiring stole designs for about $30. Order them here.

5 comments:

  1. These are pretty fantastic! I just saw them on spoonflower. Nice designs! :)

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    1. Thanks! Glad you found the stoles and the site!

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  2. I just want to.thank you for your site. I didn't see a pattern, did I miss it??

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  3. I just want to.thank you for your site. I didn't see a pattern, did I miss it??

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    1. The pattern isn't on this site--but you can order the fabric with the pattern printed onto it (like a cut-and-sew pattern) here: http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/sewstoles

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