Burning Bush Stole
My sis in law wanted me to make a stole about the
Burning Bush. She told me the Latin words she wanted on it. Nec Tamin
Consumbatur (or something like that... I got it right on the stole!) I think
in the English translations it reads something like the bush wasn't
consumed. For her it means that when God chooses you, He doesn't use you up.
I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, and
before long, got the actual bush done. but I had only heard about the
technique I knew I would need to use for the flames. SO, it was several
years later, and several projects using and developing the technique before
I actually got the flames done. I think they came out better than I
(oh, what was the technique?) I used a
soldering iron to cut the shapes from the synthetic organza, which seals the
edges so they don't fray.
I forgot to get photos before I gave it to her,
so tried for some later. this is the best I can do! The bush is on both ends
of the stole, I think I managed to get them pretty close. In the
first photo, you can just see the start of the words, which go up like
smoke. kind of confusing at first, to anyone who knows Latin, since I
felt the smoke word would start at the fire and flow up... most vertical
words read down! Oh well! It is meant to make you think.
I also embroidered little sandals at the back
of the neck. This is a private message for the wearer to remember when she
is ministering, she is standing on holy ground.
Click here to see a banner I made for a church in Ireland.