Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stained glass fabric

Our local church is built high in the Ozarks overlooking a beautiful valley so we have clear glass windows. However, for Christmas we wanted to add a sense of "sanctuary" with stained glass windows. Rather than make them of glass, which would have been expensive and permanent, I thought we could try fabric instead. Sunlight shines beautifully through and for Christmas eve, the dimmer inside lights will illuminate the fabric better than glass.

The base panel is black flannel (which turns out to be very hard to cut all those little spaces out of) with patterned fabric (printed tone on tone) for the "windows"

Although it isn't "high church" the design is influenced by traditional windows. The face of Jesus in the center is just a placeholder for now.

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