Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade and Trim

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Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade and Trim

The church year has a long history of using specific colors to mark the various celebrations, feasts, and festivals of the church year. Certain colors transcend among all faiths. And then within various faiths, the color may vary according to use and tradition. An example would be some churches use Liturgical Fabrics with the color Violet or purple while others use Roman Purple. The images below show the beautiful Ely Crown Liturgical Fabric Brocade and Pugin Orphrey Trim.

stole kit colors

The most basic colors used in the church include white in some form from Bridal white to deep cream. The white color family marks festivals such as Christmas, Easter, and All Saints Day. In the United States, some churches use white to mark Thanksgiving Day celebrations. Pentecost is marked by the color red, and some churches use it for Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday, as well as to commemorate certain Saints. Advent and Lent use the color violet or purple. Green is used for the longest period in the season between Epiphany and the beginning of Lent, and for ordinary times during the long season between Pentecost and the end of the church year.

Cathedral of St. Helena, Ely Crown Liturgical Vestments

Ely Crown Liturgical Fabric

The Ely Crown fabric design has been around for a long period, yet its classic simplicity and beauty make it still beloved today. There are two design motifs of the floras and crown, surrounded by an intertwining vine pattern. The above image, made from Ely Crown, is a copy that dates to the late 1800s or early 1900s. The cope is still in excellent condition and is still in use in the cathedral, although there are some signs of wear in the silk fibers in a few spots.

Ely crown stole kit

Ely Crown is among the patterns that we have selected from our line of Liturgical Brocade church vestment fabrics to include as part of our pre-cut stole kit fabrics. The Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade church vestment fabric is available in ivory, green, red, gold, and purple. Ely Crown has a pattern size and scale that works well when cut into stoles. Typically, center the floral design on the stole.

Ely crown liturgical brocade stole kit Pugin trim

Revived with Better Fabric and Vibrant Colors

The vendor reworked the entire line of Ely Crown about 2 years ago, resulting in a new fabrication that nicely changed the hand of the fabric. The other major change in the new version of Ely was to update the colors. There was a shift to brighter bolder colors. They were changed to match the Pugin Orphrey. And they did a great job with matching things up.  Pugin Orphrey Bands are 3″ high.  Available colors of Green, Gold, Red, Violet, and Rose. Using Ely’s crown as the base of a stole. It is reasonably priced.

The Pugin trim could be added at the lower edge with a double band spaced about 1″ apart. An additional band could be added at the chest for a total of three bands. The options for orphrey placement are many. The stole could also be cut as a broad stole or a V-neck stole and the orphrey could run the length of the stole.

And no pastoral stole is complete without a few finishing touches of a cross at the Center back neckline. Tassels are optional but add a final finishing touch.

Stole Kit

Stole kits like the Ely Crown Liturgical Stole Kit are ready for purchase through our online store at Ecclesiastical Sewing.com. And from now until December 31, 2017, we are offering a free 4 1/2″ wide pastoral stole pattern with the purchase of a stole fabric kit to mark the Celebration of the Grand Opening of Ecclesiasticalsewing.com

Soli Deo Gloria

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