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Tag: Sewing Brocatelle Fabrics

Brocatelle fabrics have gained popularity in the sewing industry, especially for liturgical use. These fabrics have intricate designs, rich texture, and durability, making them an ideal choice for creating timeless pieces. Sewing with these fabrics can be a rewarding experience as they add elegance and a classic look to any project.

One of the main advantages of using brocatelle fabrics for sewing is their versatility. These fabrics come in various patterns and colors, making them suitable for creating various garments and accessories. Whether designing a liturgical vestment, a bridal gown, or a decorative pillow, brocatelle fabrics will add a touch of luxury and refinement to your creation. Moreover, brocatelle fabrics are durable, which means they can withstand frequent use and will serve for years. Thus, it makes them a wise investment for any sewing project.

Tips for Sewing with Cloth of Gold or Silver

Tips for Sewing with Cloth of Gold or Silver

The Cloth of Gold and Cloth of Silver are wonderful fabrics to select for use as full vestments or for accent pieces such as orphrey bands or appliques. Cloth of Gold is also a frequent fabric used for trimming a Bishop’s miter. The Lurex Diaper Cloth of Gold. It has a slightly different weave that creates almost a zig-zag effect. Diaper is a term that refers to a particular type of repeating pattern. In this case, it is the repeating zig-zag pattern.

Ely crown liturgical brocade stole kit Pugin trim

Ely Crown Liturgical Brocade and Trim

Ely Crown is a fabric design that has been around for a long period, yet this pattern is classic enough in its simplicity and beauty to be loved still today. There are two design motifs of the floras and crown, surrounded by an intertwining vine pattern. The above image is a copy that dates to the late 1800s or early 1900s which is made from Ely Crown. The cope is still in excellent condition and is still in use in the cathedral, although there are some signs of wear in the silk fibers in a few spots.

St. Hubert Liturgical Fabric

St. Hubert Liturgical Fabrics

St. Hubert is ideal for orphrey bands, stoles, altar frontals, copes, dalmatics, tunics, and chasubles. Paired with Ivory Lurex St. Margaret, it creates a festive frontal for Easter, Christmas, and New Year’s weddings. The orphrey bands and superfrontal feature the gold/gold St. Hubert Liturgical Brocatelle Fabric, edged with a gold oak leaf gallon. The ivory/lurex St. Margaret adds a unique touch with subtle gold threads weaving Tudor Rose and Crown designs.

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