Church Vestment Making Classes
In a few short weeks to go, there is still time to sign up for the Liturgical Arts Conference in Canton, MS. The conference has a wide variety of workshops in various realms of the Liturgical Arts.
For those interested in learning to make vestments, there will be stole making classes. The above photos are some of the stoles created in the class last year. Students learn to work with brocade patterns, learn to match brocade patterns, create and match orphrey bands, apply the lining so the neckline turns smooth and even, and so much more.
This is a photo of a student’s work in process – the stole is basted and ready to hem up the bottom ends.
One of our students creates both of these lovely stoles. The Cream stole is the V-neck style. The cream stole was very lovely, as were all of the other stoles.
Pulpit falls were part of the second class session. Students learned how to create orphrey trims, add fringe, and finish their pulpit falls.
This year we will be adding a chasuble class to our offerings. The initial chasuble style being offered for the class is a Monastic Chasuble. This is a full and elegant chasuble with a center column orphrey and sleeve accents. This chasuble will be created using a silk dupioni. The color options are available.
We have expanded the chasuble class offering to include a Gothic style chasuble with “Y” orphrey columns on front and back. The chasuble may be created with a silk dupioni or brocade. (Material and supply costs will vary based on the final selection).
Now there is one final option that is being added…….. and it will require that the student has prior approval before signing up for the chasuble class
In addition to the existing classes, a Latin Mass style chasuble, and a St. Philip Neri Chasuble are being added to the class offerings. The patterns for these styles are just “hot” off the press. These will be more complicated vestments that require advanced level sewing skills. These patterns are not for a beginner seamstress. Students must have prior sewing skill and instructor approval before for taking the Latin Mass chasuble or St. Phil Neri Chasuble session. The best recommendation is to have students sign up for the Monastic or Gothic chasuble class for this year to learn basic skills and then take the advanced class next year.
Soli Deo Gloria