Vestment Making Seminars

Many people have asked for a class to learn how to make their first vestment. We started offering seminars. 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.

2018 Seminar schedule

Lined Latin Chasuble Seminar -- June 14, 15, 16
Unlined Dalmatic Seminar -- unavailable this year unless you call and request
Unlined Gothic Chasuble Seminar - unavailable this year unless you call and request but it is available online

2019 Seminars will be the last ones conducted in New York.  I will be returning to motherhouse in Louisiana.  Right now it is not known whether
I will be able to continue offering seminars there.  I may be able to do them but not offer accomodations.
In the meantime, I have made the Latin Chasuble Seminar and the Unlined Gothic Chasuble Seminar available to take online.  I will also be offering the other seminars online as well in the near future.

If you can't attend a seminar take it online!

Click on the link below to order online class.   It will be available for you whenever you wish.  There is no time limit. 
Class includes patterns
downloadable PDF instructions
Step by step video walk through and "lectures"
I will be available (as will other class members, I hope) to answer your questions.
A link to class will be sent to your email.

Online Seminar is available at a special introductory price of $115.00!

Online Latin Chasuble Seminar
Online Unlined Gothic Chasuble Seminar

 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