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VTS 200 Stole

VTS 200 Stole

At Watts & Co. we are delighted to supply exclusive silk stoles in celebration of VTS’ 200th Anniversary. Designed in conjunction with the Seminary, these stoles are the perfect way to honour the incredible achievement of the Bicentennial.

Every stole uses a custom silk fabric that celebrates the 200th anniversary of VTS. Based on our ‘Hilliard’ pattern, these stoles feature ‘VTS 200’ in the very weave of the fabric - as well as on custom labels at the neck.


You can fully customise your stole with a choice of orphreys, length, and even an additional cross:

Length - 50” (incl. fringe) or 54” (incl. fringe)

Orphreys - Blue ‘Hilliard’ silk damask or ‘Stag’ Cloth of Gold

Additional Cross - Old Gold ‘Diamond & Lay’ braid cross, or gold appliqué cross edged with Japanese gold thread.

All stoles have a gold cotton lining, to match our ‘Diamond & Lay’ trims in Old Gold - with ½” braid and 2” fringe at the stole ends.

Each stole will be made in a slim version of the ‘Tufton’ style - with a straight neck, and measuring 3” at the base.

Our stoles are made to order by our talented seamsters, in a limited run of 125 stoles.

Orders placed after April 1st will be shipped from June onwards.

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Ordering Bespoke Vestments

Designing and ordering a bespoke stole can initially seem a daunting task, but our team is on hand to guide you through every step towards your perfect vestments. Read our initial guide below, then get in touch to begin the process.

Step 1. Choose your stole shape

The first step in creating your bespoke stole is to choose the shape. This can be done to complement the style of a chasuble, or chosen as a stand-alone item. We can advise on the shape, length, fabrics, orphreys, braids, cords and fringes.

Whether you already have a stole design in mind, or are unsure where to start with the design, we are here to help. We can also add bespoke design elements and embroideries to commemorate a particular occasion. Contact us to start the conversation.

Step 2. Choose your fabric and braid combinations

We are pleased to offer over 200 exclusive fabrics, as well as a wide range of braids, cross appliqué, fringes, and cords. Our experienced design team is on hand to guide you through the possible combinations, and to help with decision making if needed. For deacon stoles, a cord tie is sewn in on one side, which can later be removed after ordination.

Below is an example of a bespoke design, showcasing the various elements you can choose.

  • This bespoke stole is in Watts Cream 'Gothic' silk damask, with contrasting Red/Gold Holbein orphreys, edged in Red/Gilt 'Diamond & Lay' braid, with a 2” Red/Gilt fringe, interlined and lined in dark red cotton sateen.

  • Additional extras are also available, such as a gold applique neck cross, or a matching cord in the centre of the stole for a Deacon stole. Shaped neck available on request.

Step 3. Enquire to receive a quote

If you would like to commission a bespoke stole, please use the contact form below:

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