Saturday, 24 November 2012

Feast of Christ the King

The chasuble shewn in the adjacent photograph was made for a priest in the Archdiocese of Sydney. The chasuble is made from an English ecclesiastical brocade, lined in red cotton and ornamented with an orphrey braid in green, red and gold.

This orphrey is one of several braids which have been especially designed by the Saint Bede Studio to commemorate the Pugin bicentenary year. It features a stylised monogram of the letters IHS surmounting by a latin Cross.  A Pugin chasuble in the collection of the former seminary of Saint Cuthbert at Ushaw, UK, was the basis for the design of this braid, designated Saint Edmund.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Cope for the Season "Per Annum"

As described in previous posts, the Studio has been working on a commission for a Solemn Mass set in green.  The set was constructed for the Centenary of the Sacred Heart Church, Robbinsdale, a Parish in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Shewn in this post is the cope from this set which is made from a Green English brocade, lined in burgundy silk and ornamented with an orphrey braid in Red and gold, enhanced with applique and a narrow galloon. 

previous post described another part of the set.   

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