Cross Stoles

By Sharon Albers

This project kept me busy for a few months and was finally completed for a seminary graduation present.
My son and daughter-in-law both graduated from seminary the spring of 2003, so her mother and I teamed up to make these stoles for them for graduation. Her mother did the sewing, I did the tatting.

I will put the patterns for the different crosses on when I have written them up. (Right now they are in my head but not on paper yet!)

The crosses each have a significant meaning for the Christian faith. They are separated by color bands representing the colors of the church year.

The light silver cross is the common cross we usually think of which represents the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The dark silver cross represents the 12 apostles, with 12 tiny crosses between the posts of the main cross, representing each apostle.

The dark gold cross is the Celtic cross, representing the spread of Christianity to the Celtic people.

The light gold cross represents the spread in all directions of the Christian faith.