When considering the purchase of new vestments for your sacristy, don’t forget local artisans.  The database in progress will hopefully include many Rhode Island artists, icon writers, seamstresses, designers, metalworkers, etc. who are able to accept commissions from our local parishes.  If you know of such talented people, please drop me an email!  (Revdma@aol.com) St. Augustine’s Church at URI in Kingston has three chasuble and stole appliqued sets done by Rhode Islander Lois Hurd.  The  applique stitches are so neat and tiny they are nearly invisible!  The fabric choice and design of these sets work beautifully with the architecture and worship space of the church.

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