Wednesday 15 July 2009

Stained Glass Windows

I work in four churches, three of the churches have lovely stained glass windows. One church goes back a thousand years, and the other two were built in the Victorian times. The fourth church was built in the 1960's and from the outside doesn't look remotely like a place of worship! It also doesn't have any stained glass windows.
I was really impressed at seeing these
stained glass pendants, tatted by yarnplayer (sorry I don't have a name), because they did indeed remind me of church windows , the stained glass affect was beautiful. Then I found this pattern on Heather’s site and sort of adapted it, the motif is what I came up with. I know it doesn't look much like the small piece of stained glass window in the picture, which is from one of the Victorian churches, but its a start and with a little more work I’m sure a better resemblance can be made. Another project for the future!


  1. Your tatted motif is lovely. That window is very beautiful! How interesting it must be to work in buildings that old!

  2. Very nice colors in the motif... it does remind me of stained glass. I love looking at the stained glass windows in our church. Each window has a different pattern/design. I look at the designs and color schemes and think how it would look in a tatted piece. I am in the church choir and up in the choir loft and can see even the windows up in the cathedral ceiling part. I made notes on color schemes for tatting them too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I can definintely see the resemblance! Also, I love the flow of motion in this tatted piece.
    Very cool!

  4. It must be very inspiring to be surrounded by all that ancient craftsmanship. Your lovely tatted piece seems evidence of this.

    Once upon a time and so long ago, I was a stained glass artist and even had an interesting experience with work and a church. (unfortunately recently built, rather plain and modernly ugly) I envy your proximity to those venerable stone edifices in your neck of the woods!

  5. It is interesting taking services in these buildings TattingChic and such a privilege. Carol you are indeed fortunate to be in a cathedral choir, much gazing and I hope singing! But yes you are right the windows are a tatting inspiration. Thanks LadyShuttleMaker but Heather was the main designer of the motif. Oh Fox how lovely to have been a stained glass artist, look at this site for the churches in our area

  6. That is wonderful that you appreciate what you have, Sally!

    I came back over because I wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway! Be sure to come on over and join in!

  7. Ugh! Just call me the "revolving door" with my commenting here on this blog post, LOL!

    I just came back over to thank you for entering my giveaway! Good luck to you!

  8. Very good, I used to love to make stained glass pieces too...but can't do everything. Tatting rules at the moment.

  9. Thank you for that site, Sally! What a great visual resource of your churches. I will be at my screen for hours!!! I love these historic buildings Fox : ))

  10. Hello Sally!
    Very nice... I love your adaption of the glass window.
    BTW - yarnplayers name is Marilee Rockley.
    Greetings from Germany!


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