Guide to Vestment Design and Construction
Guide to Vestment Design and Construction
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Guide to Vestment Design and Construction

Must have for the beginning vestment maker!

  • How to choose fabric and trim

  • History and national styles of vestments

  • Rules of Design

  • Rules of Orphrey Design

  • Other Litrugical Vestments

  • Linings

  • Section for Beginner Vestment Maker and Experienced

  • Making your own Orphreys

  • Applying Galloon
  • Construction of all types of Liturgical Vestments (Dalmatic, Tunicle, Cope, Humeral Veil)

  • Scaled Pattern Designs for Making your own patterns

  • 25 pages, 36 pictures, 31 in color

    Free second booklet: Vestment Fabric Cutting and Layout guide

  • An additional 6 pages of diagrams

  • for laying out patterns for all types of vestments

  • on all fabric widths for cutting
    Winning bidder will receive a CD-rom with both books in PDF format. The books together are more than 11 megabytes. The design and cutting pages can be easily printed right from your computer. Everything the the novice vestment maker or altar society needs to know to get started making beautiful vestments. Sources for inexpensive fabric, trims and appliques are included in the books.

Free Directions for Mitre Pattern and Construction

  • An additional 8 pages of diagrams showing how to make a pattern for a Mitre
  • Three Methods of Mitre Construction
  • Complete directions for Construction of several types of Mitres

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Format ebook (downloadable or CD-Rom
Length over 11 MB, 26 pages
Pictures 36 color and black and white
Features Benefits
25 pages of information
36 pictures and drawings. 32 in color
Scale drawings for making patterns
Directions for construction of all liturgical garments
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