Pamela T Hardiman   Liturgical Fiber Art

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Words!

In my work, color is the tool I use most for illuminating liturgical seasons and occasions.  Historically, I have avoided using words on banners because all too often it weakens the effect of the banner: you read the word and you are done.  But there are times and special circumstances when words can work to aid.  They have to be used carefully, to avoid the read-once-and avoid effeect.  

But when the banner and the words work together, the effect can be striking.  

Silk Welcome banner
3' x 9'
Silk Welcome banner
3' x 9'
Companion Spirit banner
Companion Spirit banner
Spirit
Spirit
Church Logo
Church Logo
Detail of silk Advent banner
Detail of silk Advent banner
Year of Mercy
Mercy & the Spiritual Works
Silk
Year of Mercy
Mercy & the Spiritual Works
Silk
"M" is about 1' high
"M" is about 1' high
Year of Mercy
Hope & the Corporal Works
Silk
Year of Mercy
Hope & the Corporal Works
Silk

Year of Mercy
Mercy
Pieced fabric
Year of Mercy
Mercy
Pieced fabric
"M" is about 6" high
"M" is about 6" high
Year of Mercy
Forgiveness
Pieced fabric
Year of Mercy
Forgiveness
Pieced fabric
Silk banner for St Joan of Arc parish
to be used at the annual diocesan Chrism mass.
All churches in their deanery had to use rust
Silk banner for St Joan of Arc parish
to be used at the annual diocesan Chrism mass.
All churches in their deanery had to use rust
Close-up of letters.
"A" is about 4-5"
Close-up of letters.
"A" is about 4-5"
A photo of a statue of Joan was 
printed on silk and used on the 
banner.
This worked better than anticipated!
A photo of a statue of Joan was
printed on silk and used on the
banner.
This worked better than anticipated!
Banner at Chrism mass
Banner at Chrism mass
Similar banner for Blessed Sacrament church.  Their deanery had purple.
Similar banner for Blessed Sacrament church. Their deanery had purple.
Parish logo printed on silk
Parish logo printed on silk
"Repent" and "Believe" 
Lenten banners
St Patrick Church
Farmington, CT
"Repent" and "Believe"
Lenten banners
St Patrick Church
Farmington, CT
Detail of "Repent"
Detail of "Repent"
Detail of "Believe"
Detail of "Believe"
Copper Beech Logo Banner
Copper Beech Institute
West Hartford, CT
Copper Beech Logo Banner
Copper Beech Institute
West Hartford, CT
Christ Be Our Light
St John Fisher
Rancho Palas Verdes, CA
Christ Be Our Light
St John Fisher
Rancho Palas Verdes, CA