Wednesday 17 July 2024

Festal Vestments : Our unique braids (2)

The Saint Bede Studio

The vestments in this post were made from a magnificent ivory-coloured English brocade and were fully-lined in a muted-gold taffeta.  The Saint Bede Studio has made similar vestments on many occasions now and the combination of colours has been found very attractive by our customers.

The vestments are ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids; it is called Saint Giles.  Notice how this braid is arranged : the greatest care is taken with all our vestments to ensure that braids are precisely and harmoniously aligned, not obscuring design elements.  

In the attached images, you can see how the braid features burgundy medallions or roundels which enclose a stylised Gothic Cross.  But the background colour of the braid is red.  The colours are vibrant and typically mediaeval.

Festal vestments


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Saturday 13 July 2024

Festal vestments : our unique braids


Gothic Revival Vestments


The vestments in this post were made from a brocade in a muted shade of gold and fully-lined in Royal Blue taffeta.  The Saint Bede Studio has made similar vestments on many occasions now and the combination of colours has been found very attractive by our customers.

The vestments are ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, being a replica of a design by AWN Pugin; it is called Saint Chad.  Notice how this braid is arranged : the greatest care is taken with all our vestments to ensure that braids are precisely and harmoniously aligned, not cutting away design elements.  

In the attached images, you can see how the braid features red medallions which enclose a Cross, alternating with the first three letter of the Holy Name in a heraldic script : IHS.  The colours are vibrant and typically mediaeval.


The Saint Bede Studio


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Wednesday 10 July 2024

The Season Per Annum : 8 : our unique braids

Green vestments

The vestments in this post were made from an ecclesiastical brocade in a deep shade of green - green upon black - and fully-lined in a brighter green taffeta.  The Saint Bede Studio has made such vestments on several occasions now and also matching dalmatics.  The combination of colours has been found very attractive by our customers.

The vestments are ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, called ChiRho.  Notice how this braid is arranged : the greatest care is taken with all our vestments to ensure that braids are precisely and harmoniously aligned, not cutting away design elements.  

In this post, a section of both a chasuble and dalmatic is shewn.

Green vestments


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Saturday 6 July 2024

The Season Per Annum : 7 : our unique braids


Green vestments

The vestments in this post were made from an ecclesiastical brocade in a muted shade of green and fully-lined in crimson-red taffeta.  The Saint Bede Studio has made such vestments on many occasions now and also matching dalmatics.  The combination of colours has been found very attractive by our customers.

The vestments are ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, being a replica of a design by AWN Pugin; it is called Saint Chad.  Notice how this braid is arranged : the greatest care is taken with all our vestments to ensure that braids are precisely and harmoniously aligned, not cutting away design elements.  

In the attached image, you can see how carefully the green medallions of this braid are arranged.  

In this instance, the chasuble is worn with an apparel in the mediaeval style, using the same orphrey braid and forming a collar attached to the amice, not to the chasuble.


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Thursday 4 July 2024

Saint Martin vestments

 

The Saint Bede Studio

This post features a set of vestments in the Studio's nod to contemporary styles.  This style we call Saint Martin.  It is both long and wide and is especially designed to fold up beautifully when the arms of the celebrant are elevated (as is shewn in the adjacent image).

Tasteful contemporary vestments are made by certain studios in Italy, France and Germany, but we also make them here in Australia at the Saint Bede Studio.  This set has a simple dignity and is made from high quality fabrics.

An ivory shade of dupion silk is lined with lemon-coloured taffeta and is ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids (called Saint Raymund) in colours of red, white and straw-gold upon royal blue.  The ornament is very simple : a TAU in the front and a column at the back.  

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Tuesday 2 July 2024

Purple Vestments in the Gothic style



Purple vestments


This is the rear view of a set of vestments made from Roman purple dupion silk and ornamented simply with our Studio's Saint Columba braid in colours of burgundy, gold and white upon a red ground.  This braid is distinctive amongst the Studio's suite of unique braids because its ornament is inspired by ancient knot-work of the British Isles. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Giles style, which is ample and folds beautifully.


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Monday 1 July 2024

On the Feast of the Most Precious Blood


Red vestments

On this beautiful Feast, the Saint Bede Studio is pleased to present this image of a set of red vestments, the colour used for the Apostles, Martyrs and the Passion.  The image shews the lower edge of the chasuble, including its lining, and the adjacent stole ornamented with a brush fringe.

The set was made from dupion silk in a subdued shade of red.  It is not the fiery  red used for the Feasts of the Holy Spirit, but closer to colour of blood.  The vestments were ornamented in the Roman style, with a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed from a damask in colours of red and straw gold and an outlining galloonThe lining was made of bronze-coloured taffeta.

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-designed imitations!

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a restrained set of vestments like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.


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The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

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Saturday 29 June 2024

On the Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul

The Saint Bede Studio

On this solemn Day, in which we commemorate the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, we pray for the unity of the Church and that the bishop who presently sits in the Chair of Peter will be known for his sound Catholic teaching and the even-handedness of mercy to all his poor flock throughout the world.

The Saint Bede Studio is pleased to present this image of a set of red vestments, the colour used for the Apostles and Martyrs.  

The set was made from dupion silk in a subdued shade of red.  It is not the fiery  red used for the Feasts of the Holy Spirit, but closer to colour of blood.  The vestments were ornamented in the Roman style, with a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed from a damask in colours of red and straw gold and an outlining galloonThe lining was made of bronze-coloured taffeta.

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-designed imitations!

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a restrained set of vestments like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.

Saint Philip Neri chasubles


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Thursday 27 June 2024

The Season Per Annum : 6

Green Gothic vestments


The vestments in this post were made from an ecclesiastical brocade in colours of green upon black.  Fully-lined in crimson-red taffeta, the chasuble is ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, being a replica of a design by AWN Pugin.  The effect is rich and very striking, even though the ornamental scheme is quite simple.

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Giles style, which is the product of experiment and refinement of dimensions in order to produce a "Gothic" chasuble for easy use.

In this instance, the chasuble is worn with an apparel, forming a detachable collar upon the amice in the mediaeval style.

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Tuesday 25 June 2024

The Season Per Annum : 5

 

The Saint Bede Studio


For this post, we are pleased to present an elegant set of green vestments.  The photograph is looking upward towards the front neckline of the chasuble.  The vestments are made from a beautiful green brocade and fully-lined in a teal shade of taffeta.  The ornament, in the Roman style, is distinctive for its use of contrasting colours formed from dupion silk and an outlining black and gold galloon. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-made imitations!

Click on the image for an enlarged view.

The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



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AMDG