At Royal School of Needlework Embroidery Studio, we often get ecclesiastical embroidery jobs. St Mary Oatlands church in Surrey was one of our clients. We worked on their alter frontal. I was fortunate to get invited to the rededication service on New Year’s Day.
It’s a beautiful church.
It is fabulous to see the alter frontal in situ. When we work on a piece like this, we cover up everywhere except the area you’re working on.
A couple of closeup photos I took when I was working on it. Some gold threads were lifting, so we were carefully re-stitching.
The photo below was taken when our clients visited the studio. My colleague Becky was working on it on that day. Nice smile! (Photo credit: Jane Ruddlesdin)
I feel privileged to work on precious pieces like this one.