As with all projects, it began with a sketch after discussing fabrics and trims in the range of colours appropriate for the season. The measurements we already had from a previous project:
One must only look at the beautiful stained glass windows, where the vestments will be worn, to realize that it is a perfect choice for its setting. To harmonize with the velvet altar frontal that the church already owned, a matching blue hanging has been projected:
Also, keeping in mind the other traditional colour of the season, as well as the pre-existing altar hangings, the lati-clavi running up and down the front and back of the chasuble are in imperial-purple velvet. To frame these velvet orphreys, we've used an antique-gold galloon.
Beneath the chasuble you can see the Priestly Stole and Maniple, which have the further addition of a lush gold fringe.
To match, a Deaconal Stole was also made:
This stole has our now signature angled shape with appliqued roundels through which slides a cord with tassel that keeps the front and back together. The cord easily slides to accommodate the deacon's needs.
These vestments were made thanks to the generous donation of a parishioner and close collaboration between Father Charles, and us, here at Klave Centesca! May they serve the altar of God and the community ministered there for many years!