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 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 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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Wakefield employs several design details with the combination of different thread tones, textures, and colors.
Thinking about a special Christmas project with white and gold colors. Considering silk with gold trim or metallic fabric for the budget friendly project.
Special ecclesiastical fabrics for pastoral attire, like stoles and chasubles, use intricate patterns with silks, rayons, and gold/silver threads. The Wakefield pattern, with black and gold threads, offers varied textures and a reversible design—use it as a gold fabric with black accents or a black fabric with gold accents.