Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Today I am featuring stoles I made for each member of our church's confirmation class. I have been been making these stoles since the 1990's. I'm not actually sure when I started doing them but I know I began while Rev. Kaylor was pastor and he retired in 2000. I'll guess it was around 1998. I have used this design each year I have made them, but each stole is personalized with a label listing the confirmands name, the date of their confirmation, the location and the name of the minister that confirmed them. I used to also put the name of the confirmands mentor, but we don't use mentors any longer so that line has been eliminated. I print out the labels on my computer using pretreated muslin sheets that have been adhered to freezer paper. The dove is appliqued and the ribbon under the dove has a pretty edge. I try to find something with gold on it but this year I could find a ribbon with gold that I likes so I used a ribbon with embroidered roses on it. Some years I've had to make 12 or more. This year I think I did 8.