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Category: Ash Wednesday

Liturgical Brocades: Fabrics for Making Church Vestments

The term brocade evokes images of rich fabrics with elegant designs. It is true that nice quality brocade fabrics are difficult to find. Yet we are blessed at Ecclesiastical Sewing to have a number of nice brocades to offer for use in making church vestments. For those who may not be familiar with Ecclesiastical Sewing, or who may be new to our blog and company, I would like to take a moment and share who we are and what we are about. Ecclesiastical Sewing is not only the name of… Read more Liturgical Brocades: Fabrics for Making Church Vestments

Historical Use of Chasubles and History of Vestment

As the New Year begins, so too must new Ecclesiastical Projects.  Epiphany will be here in a few short days, and then it is only a few weeks until Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten Season. In preparing for Ash Wednesday, the black vestment set was reviewed.  The altar and pulpit hangings are complete, and set awaits the completion of the chalice veil, burse, stole, chasuble and maniple to finish the low mass set. Although it would be wonderful to use the black chasuble on Ash Wednesday, that vestment… Read more Historical Use of Chasubles and History of Vestment