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Karen Holmgren, owner of KMH Sewing Studio, is the exclusive producer of Standing on the Side of Love 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
Unitarian Universalist and Interfaith motifs
Embroidered and Appliqued details
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!

Best sellers include the Tree of Life Stole, Fire of Commitment Stole, and Peace on Earth Stole.


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.


Tree of Life Stoles, available in a variety of color choices


Standing on the Side of Love stoles and other rainbow motifs
supporting Marriage Equality


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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KMH Sewing Studio

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