The Needlepoint Project at
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church is an ongoing project with a goal of
providing beautiful and useful items that enhance our worship space.
Anyone who enjoys doing needlepoint is welcome. Current members of
the Needlepoint Group are:
Our designs are the work of Mrs.
Linda Mote of Lexington, SC.
After acceptance of her initial
design by members of the Needlepoint Committee, Linda prepares a kit
for each item that includes the hand-painted needlepoint canvas
along with the yarn, needles, and directions for completion of the
piece. Once stitching has been completed, they are sent back to
Linda for finishing.
The Needlepoint Project has been
generously supported by Grants from Thrivent and by memorials and
gifts from individuals both from within and from outside of the
congregation. In addition, members of the needlepoint group have on
occasion used their baking skills as fundraisers for the project.
Phase One consisted of 5 altar
kneeling cushions (see photos below). The four smaller cushions are
adorned with various symbols of the Holy Trinity and are used at
each Communion Service. The fifth larger cushion is the first of a
total of six seasonal center cushions. The Luther Rose symbol on
this cushion is appropriate for Advent, Christmas, and Reformation.
Each cushion was worked in two pieces, a top and a boxing strip. The
cushions from Phase One were dedicated on Reformation Sunday
Phase Two consisted of covers for
10 chair seats and the kneeling cushion on the Prie Dieu. The design
for all of these pieces used the vine pattern from the altar
cushions. Also included in this phase were three offering plate
silencers. The design and materials for these items were donated by
Phase Three consisted of the
remaining five seasonal center cushions: Epiphany, Lent, Easter,
Pentecost, and a cushion for use at weddings. Needlepoint pieces
from Phase Two and Three were dedicated on 11/11/07.
Phase Four of
the Needlepoint Project is currently in progress and will result in
a set of red paraments for use on Pentecost, Reformation, and feast
days of the apostles and martyrs. This set consists of an altar
superfrontal (worked in three parts), a lectern antependium, a
pulpit antependium, and clergy stole (worked in two parts).
Phase 1 Pieces
Center Cushion – Luther Rose
Trinity Cushion #1
Trinity Cushion #2
Trinity Cushion #3
Trinity Cushion #4
Phase 2 Pieces
Phase 3 Pieces
Newest Paraments Dedicated