Thursday, 4 December 2014
A beautiful vestment can only be fully appreciated when worn with a well-presented albe.
There are several different styles of albe presently available commercially, but the style made by the Saint Bede Studio is that style which was common throughout the Mediaeval period and through into the Renaissance.
Their sleeves are close-fitting, as albes have traditionally had. Too frequently now we see the modern albe with cuffs injudiciously wide : both ungainly in appearance and inconvenient when ministering at the altar.
Whenever possible, albes made by the Saint Bede Studio are of pure linen, although the weight of the linen we use varies according to our customer's needs.
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