This classic book on sewing linens for the church explains the materials and equipment needed, a variety of hemming options, special instructions on the small linens such as purificators and palls, working with fair linens, white work embroidery, and caring for church linens. New to this edition are directions for rolled hems, chalice veils, more specific directions and an improved worksheet for planning shrinkage, special advice specifically for beginners, an updated “Sources and Resources” section, and new patterns.
Elizabeth Morgan has been an altar guild member since 1972. She was the diocesan altar guild directress for the Episcopal Diocese of Albany from 1987 to 1997. She lives in Queensbury, New York, and continues to consult with churches of various denominations around the country.