Historic Embroidered Chasuble in Cream Gothic
This archive piece is part of extensive work that Watts has undertaken for St Paul’s Knightsbridge, London, over the last 100 years. It was the subject of extensive restoration, which included remounting the embroideries onto our Cream Gothic Silk Damask.
The embroidery is based on the style of High and Late Medieval Opus Anglicanum work.
Ordering a bespoke vestment can be quite a daunting task, but we aim to make the process as simple as possible. Please follow the steps below as to guide towards ordering a bespoke vestment.
Step 1. Choose your vestment style
The first step in creating your bespoke chasuble is to choose the style or cut of your vestment. We can accommodate any preference, whether Full Gothic, semi-Gothic, Pugin, Roman, French, Spanish, Borromean, Neri, to name a few. Our most popular cuts are the Full Gothic, the semi-Gothic and the Pugin. We are also seeing a growing interest in the Roman and French cuts. Whether you already have a clear vision of your ideal vestment, or are unsure where to start with the design choices, we are here to help. Contact us to start the conversation.
Full Gothic Style
Step 2. Choose your fabric and braid combinations
The next step is to choose your fabrics and braids. We are pleased to offer over 200 exclusive fabrics, as well as a wide range of braids. Our experienced design team is on hand to guide you through the possible combinations, and to help with decision making if needed. Below is an example of the elements you can choose.
In this example, we used our exclusive 'Fleur de Lys' brocade in white as the main fabric and paired the orphrey with the same fabric but in a contrasting blue.
To match the two fabrics, we used our exclusive Royal Blue Diamond & Lay braid to border the orphrey.
The complete vestment is finished with our blue gilt cord around the neckline to unify the vestment.