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Liturgical makers often use canvas to make vestments because it can withstand the wear and tear that comes with regular use. The fabric is easy to work with, making it a popular choice for designers who want to create elaborate vestments that are both beautiful and functional.

The creation of altar cloths, which adorn the altar during religious services, relies heavily on the use of heavy-duty canvas. This ensures that the cover remains in place and does not slip during the service.

Canvas is not only for liturgical use it can also used for art and painting, home decor, clothing, and many more. Despite the use of this fabric in liturgical pieces canvas stands out as a versatile material with applications across different industries, showcasing its durability and adaptability.

Dowlas linen for use in making church vestments

How to Make the Outside for Vestments Look Great

For great-looking vestments, use quality interfacing inside. Choose materials like Dowlas linen, French Micro Twill, and Silk Organza for stoles. Use pre-shrunk white cotton canvas for medium-weight support. For altar frontals, pick Dowlas or various weights of cotton canvas. Opt for Silk Dupioni, Satin Lining, or Cotton Sateen for lining, with dress-weight satin being versatile, Silk Dupioni serving dual purposes, and Cotton Sateen minimizing slipping in stoles.

Determining the Orphreys for the Stole

Priest or Pastor Stoles: The Tricky Parts

Making Priest or Pastor Stoles involves overcoming tricky parts. With Silk Shantung fabric, the challenge is its semi-transparency. To address this, underlining with unbleached muslin is presented. Orphrey size and placement are determined using the cutting table grid, following the design rule of “threes” for visual appeal. Now comes the tricky part: the lower edge of the stole. A geometry lesson and a protractor lead to marking angles and folding techniques, simplifying the process and making stole ends more enjoyable to finish.

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