Joan Eidman’s blog has a lovely post about the stitchers at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston where they are busy on a multi-year stitching project.
A big part of the project is stitching kneelers for all 287 kneelers in the Church. While the basic kneelers are lovely (check out the pictures of them on travels), I really love the second part of the post. It describes the design of a complex kneeler for the Patron’s Chapel.
I love that it’s taking traditional iconography, weaving a story around it and incorporating a traditional symbol to make something that will be stunning.
Religious art is full of wonderful signs and symbols that can be translated to needlepoint easily because they are basic shapes. You may not have over 275 kneelers to make by why not draw on this rich history to make an ornament or two?