Here is a practical guide to help you create beautiful and expressive processional banners for use in the liturgy, Sunday by Sunday, throughout the seasons of the church's year. You'll also find guidance on using banners in the celebrations of baptism, confirmation, first communion, marriage and ordination, as well as on other special occasions in the life of the parish.
In this book you will learn:
-- how and why to use banners in the liturgy's processions
-- the meaning and poetry of the liturgy's calendar and the sacraments' rituals
-- elements of good banner design
-- how to make both ribbon and quilted banners
Banner artists Pamela T. Hardiman and Josephine Niemann combine just the right amount of theory with step-by-step instructions to aid the novice and delight the practiced artist. Along with detailed patterns and how-to instructions for creating different types of banners, an appendix includes more than 40 full-color photographs of beautiful banners to inspire your own efforts. This book is a great resource for environment and art committees, liturgy boards, artists and anyone who wants to adorn the assembly and its liturgy with vibrant, beautiful art.