Top 5 Tips for Sewing Perfect Chasuble Orphrey Bands

How often do you look through Church Vestment Catalogs or at Vestments online and think, “If only I could make a chasuble like that! It can’t be that difficult, but… Read more Top 5 Tips for Sewing Perfect Chasuble Orphrey Bands

Something Special For Lent and Good Friday: Black Vestment Fabrics

At Ecclesiastical Sewing, we specialize in offering a wide range of Liturgical Fabrics ranging from Brocades to Tapestries. Most of our fabrics are patterns and designs that have been around… Read more Something Special For Lent and Good Friday: Black Vestment Fabrics

New Rose Pastoral Chasuble and Stole

It has been a pleasantly busy fall in the Ecclesiastical Sewing workroom. We have transitioned from sewing a steady stream of red to sewing the colors of the church year.… Read more New Rose Pastoral Chasuble and Stole

Liturgical Brocade Fabric for Pastoral Stole Kits

For those who are new to Ecclesiastical Sewing,  or for those who stop by once in a while, you may have heard us talking about pastoral stole kits. Andy you… Read more Liturgical Brocade Fabric for Pastoral Stole Kits
November 13, 2016 by Carrie R

St. Hubert

Today’s topic is a historical biography about a saint from the seventh and eighth centuries. St. Hubert—circa 656 A.D. to 727 A.D.— was a Bishop of Liege and along with… Read more St. Hubert

St. Hubert Liturgical Fabrics

Liturgical Brocatelle Fabrics for Making Church Vestments There are so many Liturgical Fabrics that are a favorite, and St. Hubert’s ranks among the top of all fabrics as one of… Read more St. Hubert Liturgical Fabrics

Orphrey Bands for Pastoral Stoles

The use of orphrey bands for trimming pastoral stoles opens an endless array of design possibilities. Many of you might be familiar with using orphreys as a means of adding design details to ecclesiastical sewing projects, while others may be wondering what exactly does this word mean, and how does one pronounce it.  Orphreys are decorative bands or ornamental borders used on items, especially Ecclesiastical items, such as church vestments and altar hangings. In French Orphron, which Du Cange explains by Frange d’ or. It signifies a band or bands… Read more Orphrey Bands for Pastoral Stoles
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