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Dear Friends

From June 12 through August 10 I will be on leave from my sewing machine. I have a number of stoles in stock and can ship them right away.

However, I can only accept orders for stoles that need to be fabricated with the understanding that they will not be shipped until approximately August 15.

In stock items are noted on these pages.

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Karen Holmgren, owner of KMH Sewing Studio, is the exclusive producer of these stoles in support of the Standing on the Side of Love Campaign, an interfaith public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and all are welcome to join.

This is a time of great hope and possibility, yet our communities are threatened by the increased prevalence of acts motivated by fear and hate. No one should be dehumanized through acts of exclusion, oppression, or violence because of their identities. In public debates on immigrant justice, LGBTQ equality, and more, we stand on the side of love and call for respect, inclusion, and compassion.

The Standing on the Side of Love campaign elevates compassionate religious voices to influence public attitudes and public policy.

NEW FOR 2014

Bold designs, bright colors, universal themes!

Designer Clergy Stoles for All Occasions
Unique styles and GOOD FIT
Quality crafted and affordably priced
Custom stoles for special events
and special people
You know you want one!

My product line incorporates batiks, hand-dyed fabrics, and bits and pieces from various sources. These new styles are appropriate for many occsaions and themes. Read more....

Although my designs feature the Unitarian Universalist Flaming Chalice logo, I am happy to accommodate other denominations with their logos. Interfaith stole designs are also possible. Let's talk!


Price now reduced on Splendor and
Hearts & Flowers stoles
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Tapestry UU Installs New Minister

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Rev. Kent Doss was installed as the minister of Tapestry UU in Mission Viejo, CA, on March 2, 2014. Here he is presented with a silk stole by Sheryl Hagen.

Anniversary Marked with Gift of New Stole


Rev. Nathan Detering of UUAC Sherborn, MA, celebrated 10 years with the congregation on February 2, 2014, here shown with Affiliate Minister Laura Randall. He was presented with a custom stole that includes their unique "Flaming Chalice" logo.

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It has been my pleasure to create a number of custom stoles for ordinations, anniversaries,
and other special occasions. Here are a few made in the past year.

If you have a special motif or color choice, I am happy to work with you to design a stole
to fulfill your requirements. Let's talk!

Ordination stole for Rev. Patrick McLaughlin. Hand-embroidered sequoia tree, applique details, hand-dyed fabrics. Meadville Lombard Theological School Modified Residency Program stoles for recent graduates. USAF Chaplin Greg Dubow UUAC At First Church, Sherborn, MA, celebrated 10 years with Rev. Nathan Detering Installation stole for Rev. Kent Doss of Tapestry UU, Mission Viejo, CA

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