Vestment Making Seminars

Many people have asked for a class to learn how to make their first vestment. We offered some last summer and they went very well. Everyone enjoyed the classes, learned a lot, and left with a beautiful set of Latin vestments. Seminars run 3 days. In this time you will make the complete vestment and all its parts to take home with you. You may choose the color of the vestment but we are choosing the style so that everyone can make the same basic vestment. The vestment pictured is the style you will be making. This class will teach you:

  • How to make your own fabric orphrey.
  • How to apply trim and gt it straight.
  • Getting the vestment to lay right
  • Putting in lining the easy and foolproof way.
  • Tips and tricks of the trade.
  • Burse construction.

I will also be glad to answer any questions you have about an ongoing project. Cost includes all supplies needed to do one complete set. A partial list of what you receive includes:�

  • Pattern (Latin (Roman) style
  • 5 yards of brocade fabric
  • 1 yard of metalic gold brocade to be used for orphrey fabric
  • 5 yards of satin lining fabric
  • 8 yards of 1" gold metallic trim
  • 5 yards of 1/2 inch metallic trim.
  • IHS or Chi Rho applique
  • Notions such as matte board, stitch witchery, elastic, tapes, thread, etc.

2017 Seminar schedule

Lined Latin Chasuble Seminar -- 3 days July 13, 14, 15 (Full)
Unlined Dalmatic Seminar -- 3 day July 20, 21, 22 (Full)
Unlined Gothic Chasuble Seminar - 3 days, July 27, 28, 29 (Full)

2018 Seminar schedule will be posted in Feb 2018 

If you can't attend a seminar try the Seminar DVD. 

 I can only schedule Seminars during vacaton times when there is no school, and no boarders here at the convent. Bed accommodations with meals at the convent are available for an additional $150 for the three day seminar and $100 for the two day seminars.
Arrangements can be made to pick you up at the airport, train or bus.
Classes have very limited enrollment (3 persons most seminars, 2 for Dalmatic), and require a $75 non-refundable deposit. The remainder can be paid upon arrival.

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Daughters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary of Syracuse, Inc.
(Immaculate Heart Convent)
206 Highland St.
Syracuse, NY 13203