To help celebrate the Centenary of St Finnbarr’s in 2013, Mary Luckie created a wonderful white Altar Frontal. featuring a Celtic Cross in the centre and a host of God’s creatures along the bottom. This Frontal has been much admired, not least by those who have come into St Finnbarr’s for recent weddings. Sadly we have had no complementary Pulpit Fall, that is until now.
One of James and Anna’s neighbours, Lauraine Peterson, is a native of Shetland who set up her own bridal-wear business in the 1990s, making and supplying all that brides, brides mothers and bridesmaids need. One of her designs, in ivory Shantung silk, is featured in a new exhibition at Shetland Museum.
With Mary’s agreement, Lauraine was asked if she could make a Pulpit Fall to complement Mary’s Altar Frontal and in this, the week of Fibre Fest, it was finished. Lauraine has very generously donated the Fall to St Finnbarr’s, but you will have to wait until Lent is over to see it in all its glory.
But … here is a sneak preview.