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Category: Pastoral Stoles

Finished Stoles: Fairford Black/Gold

The evening hour is late, and the Ecclesiastical workroom is still out of commission. Thankfully, the set of Pastoral Stoles were completed on time for the parting gift for our vacancy Pastor. With photographic apologies as there is no place to properly take photos at our church, here is the black and gold pastoral stole created for  use on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This liturgical stole is simple, made from black silk dupioni as a fabric base. The cost of a stole length of Dupioni is around $12 to… Read more Finished Stoles: Fairford Black/Gold

Orphrey Bands for Pastoral Stoles

The use of orphrey bands for trimming pastoral stoles opens an endless array of design possibilities. Many of you might be familiar with using orphreys as a means of adding design details to ecclesiastical sewing projects, while others may be wondering what exactly does this word mean, and how does one pronounce it.  Orphreys are decorative bands or ornamental borders used on items, especially Ecclesiastical items, such as church vestments and altar hangings. In French Orphron, which Du Cange explains by Frange d’ or. It signifies a band or bands… Read more Orphrey Bands for Pastoral Stoles

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