Monday, 30 March 2020

In the Season of Lent 2020 : 2

The Saint Bede StudioThe vestments described in this post were commissioned by an esteemed customer of the Saint Bede Studio, from the Diocese of Colorado Springs (USA).  Adjacent are images of the new set of vestments in the Studio's Saint Austin style.

This lovely set of vestments was made from a violet-coloured ecclesiastical brocade and lined in crimson red taffeta.  The orphrey was formed from one of the Studio's unique braids, Saint Giles, augmented with a narrow braid in red and gold.

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Enquiries : Visit this page

Violet Gothic Vestments


The Saint Bede Studio


The Saint Bede Studio

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Where there's Tea, there's Hope


I like a nice cup of tea in the morning,
just to start the day, you see.

And at half-past-eleven, my idea of heaven,
is a nice cup of tea.

I like a nice cup of tea with my luncheon,
And a nice cup of tea with my tea.

And when it’s time for bed
There’s a lot to be said,
For one last and nice cup of tea.

(Author unknown but of Welsh origin).

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

On this Feast of the Blessed Virgin

On this beautiful Feastday of the Annunciation, the Saint Bede Studio is pleased to post these images of a set of vestments we completed recently for a returning customer from Washington State (USA).

The set of vestments, often seen on the Studio blog, we call Ave Maris Stella.  It is based on designs of the famed genius of the Gothic Revival AWN Pugin.

The vestments were made from a shade of ivory silk damask and lined in Royal Blue taffeta.

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Sub tuum praesidium confugimus, 
Sancta Dei Genetrix. 
Nostras deprecationes ne despicias in necessitatibus, 
sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper, 
Virgo gloriosa et benedicta. Amen.

Monday, 23 March 2020

To our readers in this time of Tribulation

We are sending this message to all those who usually read the blog of the Saint Bede Studio, located in Newcastle, Australia.

In Australia, the effects of the epidemic have taken hold, as they have in other nations. Massive disruption will ensue over the next several months.

The Studio continues to carry out its daily work, which is somewhat removed from the hustle and bustle of commercial enterprise. We will continue to work on our commissions, providing each customer with his vestments in as timely a manner as possible. We take with great seriousness our commitment to each and every customer. Not one customer is overlooked or forgotten.

Posts on the Studio blog will continue each week.

We are receiving new orders and invite your enquiries for 2021.

We are mindful that for our customers and readers of this blog, the coming months will pose many challenges, sorrows, frustrations and disappointments. We wish to place all these things in the context of Faith. At the Studio, we have begun to pray each day for God's mercy in softening the effects of the epidemic. This includes each of our customers.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com

Saturday, 21 March 2020

For Laetare Sunday 2020

The Saint Bede Studio
Figure 1.
The Saint Bede Studio completed recently a set of Rose vestments for a returning customer from Louisiana USA.  This set was in our style Saint Benet, being derived from the chasuble form re-introduced into England in the 19th century by AWN Pugin.

The chasuble is made from a darker rose-red shade of dupion silk and lined with taffeta in a brighter shade of rose.  The ornament is formed from one of the Studio's newer braids Rose Antiqua, having been developed especially for use with rose and violet vestments.

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Enquiries : At this page.

Rose Vestments
Figure 2


The Saint Bede Studio
Figure 3.


Rose Vestments
Figure 4.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

A simple set of Rose vestments

The Studio recently provided this simple set of Rose vestments to a returning customer, a young priest from England.

This vestment is made from a dusty shade of rose fabric and is ornamented with a column, front and back.  The ornament is formed from silver dupion silk and one of the Studio's unique braids Saint Edmund (based on a design of AWN Pugin).

The chasuble is unlined, but is faced at the neckline, helping it to sit well and not crumple.   The chasuble is lightweight, has a slight sheen, has good drapery and is comfortable to wear.


Also provided is an amice apparel, shewn in one of the images, which may be worn, or not, according to the preference of the celebrant.

This chasuble is part of a new range of economy vestments, which will be offered for sale by the Studio during 2020.  Simple chasubles with Y-orphreys will also be available.

A similar set of vestments in violet for purchase is advertised at this page.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com

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Thursday, 12 March 2020

As Lent Begins : Vestment for Sale

Violet vestmentsThe Saint Bede Studio is pleased to present FOR SALE a new set of vestments in our "economy" range.

This set employs the colours of violet, silver and red.

To read more about these vestments and enquire about their purchase, please go to this page of the Studio's blog.

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Violet vestments

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Saint Dominic's Church Camberwell

Mass in the Dominican Rite in Melbourne.
Image : The New Liturgical Movement.
At the New Liturgical Movement, we find a post which depicts Solemn Mass celebrated according to the Dominican Missal in the Priory-Church of Saint Dominic in Camberwell (Archdiocese of Melbourne). 

The vestments used for this Mass were made by the Saint Bede Studio some years ago.  They are of a muted gold silk damask, lined in burgundy cotton and ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, based on a design by AWN Pugin.

A collection of photographs may be viewed at this link.

Monday, 9 March 2020

Regina Coeli

Marian Vestments
The Studio has completed a set of vestments of the Blessed Virgin Mary for a returning customer, a young priest in the Archdiocese of New York (USA). This design we have named Regina Coeli.

The vestments were made from a European brocade. They were ornamented with a damask in peacock blue and silver, outlined with a silver-coloured narrow galloon. The vestments were lined with dupion silk in a shade to match the orphrey.

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The Saint Bede Studio


Regina Caeli