About Vale Shrouds

Vale Shrouds is a shroud sewing service created by Kate Hoover. Kate sewed her first shroud as part of her hospital chaplaincy training with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Challenged with creating a final project that reflected her learnings from the year, she decided to marry her longstanding sewing practice with her interest in green burial and contemplations on how she might like her own life represented in a funeral ceremony. The shroud pictured is the one she sewed for herself.

Vale Shrouds was interviewed on Seven Ponds! Read the two-part interview here and here.