"For me, these are among my
most blessed creations,
because they become a part of someone's spiritual
Stephanie Lewis Robertson
Gallery of Stoles | Request More Information
Each of the stoles Stephanie
is asked to create is designed to be unique for the recipient.
The design process starts
with an interview (plan on about two hours). Stephanie asks questions about the
spiritual journey the minister has been on, what sayings and readings are
important to them, what images they would like to have on their stole to
represent them. Colors and fabrics, techniques and ideas are all
And then, Stephanie asks the
recipient to trust her.
A few weeks are spent
thinking about the stole, pondering all the information shared, before the
actual creation begins.
The stoles you see on the
Stole Gallery page are all custom-designed for
specific people, and will not be replicated for someone else. Each of us is a
unique individual, as are the stoles Stephanie creates. Each stole is lined,
and on the interior lining are written prayers. These prayers are ones that
have special meaning to the minister and/or the presenter of the stole. In one
instance, a congregation hired Stephanie to create a stole for a minister who
was leaving, and all of the members of the church signed the lining so that he
could carry their love and admiration for him to his next church. Sometimes the
prayers are simple- and sometimes they are a single word. That is one of the
very intimate blessings found in a stole designed by Stephanie Lewis Robertson.
Prices range from $250 to
$400, depending on the techniques and the complexity of design, as well as
materials. Please allow 4-6 weeks from initial interview to delivery, although
rush orders can sometimes be accommodated.
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Photos on this site by Wilbur Montgomery and
Joe Vondersar of WM Photographic in Indianapolis.
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