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Dowlas Linen for Pastor and Priest Stoles

What to use on the Inside to get a great look on the Outside for Vestments

Questions come in almost daily asking about the making of all things church vestment related. Today we will give you a quick rundown on all things inside when it comes… Read more What to use on the Inside to get a great look on the Outside for Vestments

Altar Linens

Altar Linen Refresher Altar linens are items that usually go unnoticed by most parishioners. The care of linens Often altars are bare of having linens, or altars have worn and stained linens.   As many of us return to our respective church sacristies following the sporadic nature of summer schedules, there is often a bit of house keeping needed to put things in order. It is a good idea to take inventory of the altar linens, and put a call in to all members of the altar guild to return… Read more Altar Linens

Liturgical Fabrics

Liturgical fabrics. Just the mere thought of the word forms vivid images in our minds of rich, elegant, and often luxurious textiles use for the creation of church vestments and altar frontals. These special Ecclesiastical Fabrics, used for the making of pastoral stoles and chasubles, copes and miters, dalmatics and tunics, are often woven in intricate patterns, using special yarns of silks, rayons, and even threads of gold and silver. We look at a stunning Liturgical Fabric, such as this pattern called Wakefield, and what does one see?  A fabric… Read more Liturgical Fabrics

Elizabeth – Watts and Co

Living in a small community in northern Minnesota does not present many opportunities for viewing beautiful and historic Ecclesiastical Vestments.  So, making the best of the situation, I haunt Flickr, Pinterest, and various websites looking for interesting and unusual pieces of Ecclesiastical embroidery. There are times when the internet seems an endless source, a visual feast of colors and designs, while at other times, there is nothing of interest to be found. Quite some time ago, I came upon the name of a Vestment maker in  the UK – Watts and… Read more Elizabeth – Watts and Co

Vestment History from Around the Web

As the Thanksgiving Weekend comes to an end, its time to relax a bit and see what is going on in the history of vestment making, Ecclesiastical Sewing and Hand Embroidery.  Over on Pinterest, there was an interesting church vestment link in the daily feed. Every once in a while, the link has an interesting photo, and the description entices the reader to click and learn more. You know how things work on Pinterest, one click and off you go to something else.  The next stop was Flickr and the… Read more Vestment History from Around the Web

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