local ~ original ~ unique

local ~ original ~ unique

local ~ original ~ unique

Designing

Designing can fill a kneeler committee with apprehension. Should there be a standard format? Should the design be pictorial or geometric? Should there be a restricted range of colours? And what should be the size...

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Making up your kneeler

What you need •    Chipboard or MDF •    Chip Foam (high density) •    Nails •    Worn-out tea towel or other thin fabric •    Canvas •    Strong thread Optional: curtain ring or D ring and nylon...

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Repairing

If your church made kneelers a few decades ago, they may now be uncomfortably squashy.   Repairing them is a tiresome job that may take four to five hours each, but you will be giving them...

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How to make them

Maintain our great tradition.  Designing and making your own church kneelers is much cheaper than buying kits and much more interesting. Browse the different stages. Designing  Costs are graph paper, pencil, rubber.  That's all. Organising ...

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Home

This is a free website established with two ambitions:

  • to celebrate and record the thousands of church kneelers designed and made by congregations across England and Wales – see the GALLERY; and
  • to encourage other congregations to follow their example – see the shortcuts above

 

 Creating kneelers that are LOCAL, ORIGINAL and UNIQUE is

  • simple
  • cheap and
  • immensely enjoyable.

Only one qualification is necessary – your stitchers ought to be able to count to ten.  (But if this is asking too much, even this isn’t essential – see ORGANISING.)

Church kneelers that are local, original and unique represent the most widely practised form of folk art in the country and are among the glories of the Anglican church.