Vintage church vestment treasures at St. Leo Monastery in Florida, Discovering a cross, made from galloon trim, the Wakefield liturgical fabric and the maniple.
Wishlist of the Royal School of Needlework for years, plans were cancelled by scheduling conflicts. Yet, browsing to their online store provided a silver lining. The Handbook of Embroidery catalog and some enticing embroidery While missing out the classes, the excitement of exploring these ecclesiastical embroidery treasures brings comfort.
Ideas for reusing these older vestment pieces can be creative and meaningful. Considering remaking older vestments into new pieces, if it should be remade or restored?
Monk Habit Pattern – Benedictine style. It is a simple monk habit that has a high, close-fitting collar, a front placket opening, long 2-piece sleeves, welt pockets on the chest, and at the waist, and side openings to access pant pockets.
Author notes from original copy
– The color card at the beginning of the book has been inserted by the kind permission of Messrs. Liberty & Co., of Regent Street, London; and A. R. cannot say enough in praise of their colors and the Filo Floss silks sold by them. Many of the colors, she says, are perfect; and this verdict is made after comparing them with many original pictures of the old masters in Italy and elsewhere – the shades of red, green, blue, and browns being spoken of with special praise.
Vintage Vestment Book Treasure: The book title is written diagonally across the upper left corner, and the initials AR are in the lower left corner. The inscription or dedication also lends a bit of mystery: To my friend Alethea Wiel The Designs in this Volume are Dedicated A. R.
Reading about techniques from church embroidery and church vestment books.
Advent stoles. Using cloth of silver, this star shape will be cut and appliqued to the stole, and outlined with a soft metallic gold thread.
When creating a new vestment pattern. The first rule: make the pattern so that if I were purchasing, the pattern could be opened, and reviewed, and after understanding the instructions and layout, the pattern were ready to use.
The name of Lucy Vaughn Hayden Mackrille is well known by many involved in Ecclesiastical Sewing and the making of church vestments as the founder of the Washington Cathedral Altar Guild. Her book entitled Church Embroidery and Church Vestments is a valuable resource for seamstresses, providing detailed instructions for making many vestments.
Ninian Comper, also known as John Ninian Comper, embarked on his design career in 1880 at age 16 in Aberdeen School of Art. After joining Charles Kempe’s studio in 1882, he honed his skills. Comper’s apprenticeship with George Frederick Bodley in 1883 marked a significant phase in his development as a church architect. This dedicated training for four years under Bodley and Thomas Garner shaped Comper into a skilled practitioner beyond a mere craftsman.
Vintage Liturgical Embroidery Library Vintage Liturgical Embroidery Library: The Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom is getting a bit of a workout these days. Things are moving and shuffling around, getting ready… Read more Vintage Liturgical Embroidery Library →
A collection of historic designs on aged paper dating from the 1870s to around 1940 and beyond. The collection includes original works by renowned designers from the Gothic age spanning the last two centuries, including perforated designs and transfers sourced from an antique Thomas Brown and Sons catalog. The designs are currently undergoing verification after a thorough historical tracing. It’s important to document and preserve this collection for future generations as a valuable resource for study and learning.
Liturgical Arts Resources link artists for inspiration. The Lutheran Art Resources site values quality in church aesthetics, focusing on unique paraments and vestments. Despite limited resources, various options exist for obtaining high-quality liturgical art. Scapegoat Studio Blog’s logos and Ad Crucem’s vibrant paintings, including Edward Riojas’s, add richness to this artistic community.
This book is about George Frederick Bodley’s life and work, along with other influential figures like John D. Sedding and A.W.N. Pugin. It covers various schools and methodologies, showcasing famous works. The book also explores how these visionaries collaborated with artisans in creating church artworks. With over five hundred pages, it’s a detailed journey into the design process of churches and their furnishings.