The Wakefield Brocatelle Liturgical fabric features a large motif reminiscent of a pomegranate. It is surrounded by an array of floral, leaf, and goldwork motifs and accents, the detail captured in the weaving process is a visual feast for those who love and enjoy fine details and craftsmanship.
The choice of fabrics for creating vestments and altar hangings is a feast for the eyes, and different churches have different needs. The range of white church vestment fabrics available at Ecclesiastical Sewing for making church vestments is quite nice. White includes a broad range of colors: creams, ivory, deep cream, gold, and of course the stunning brocatelles with their shimmering gold highlights!
Advent is a season of preparation that leads up to one of the most Festive seasons in the Church year. Christmas will soon be here, and with it comes the splendor and joy of the birth of our Redeemer, the Christ Child. Each season in the church year is marked by a change in vestment color and symbols. The color for Christmas is white or gold. White is also the color used for Epiphany, Transfiguration Sunday, and Easter, along with several other festivals throughout the church year.
Each fabric is beautiful in its own special way, be it color, pattern, texture, or drape. Each has characteristics that lend it to be the perfect liturgical fabric for special use. The fiber contents are as varied as the patterns, fabrics, and weaves. The price points range from moderate prices for churches on a budget, to exclusive silks and cloth of gold fabrics intended for unique and special sacred vestments. There are solids, piece-dyed, and yarn-dyed fabrics, brocades, metallics, plain weaves, and crisp linens that range from the brightest whites to the deepest and richest violet, and the warmest and richest golds and vibrant reds.
Brocade: Heavy fabric with raised designs woven on a jacquard loom, suitable for liturgical items like stoles and chasubles. And Damask: Reversible fabric with intricate designs, woven on a jacquard loom, creating a shiny background. Often made from silk, cotton, wool, or rayon.