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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which size Stole or Chasuble would you recommend?
    Sizing for priest stoles and chasubles is a personal choice, some prefer a longer stole/chasuble, while others prefer shorter, however as guide we would recommend the following sizes: Priest Stoles The measurements are from the nape of the neck down one side of the stole, and are approximately 12cm wide. Priest Stole short 124cm - person below 160cm tall Priest Stole standard 130cm - person between 160cm - 185cm Priest Stole long 137cm - person over 185cm tall Chasubles The measurements are taken from the nape of the neck down the back. Chasuble short 108cm - person below 160cm tall Chasuble standard 112cm - person between 160cm - 185cm Chasuble long 118cm - person over 185cm tall
  • Which style of Stole should I order?
    Priest Stole The Priest stole is produced with a centre V shape, it narrows slightly at the neck so that it fits around the shoulders comfortably. The placement of the design is at the end of the stole. Preaching Stole The Preaching stole runs straight across the back of the neck and narrows slightly at both sides so it fits comfortable around the shoulders. The placement of the design is at the bottom of the Preaching stole. Deacon Stole The Deacon stole which lies diagonally across the chest, narrows slightly at the neck so again it lies flat on the shoulder, it is secured at the hip with a simple gold chain. The placement of the design is at the bottom of the Deacon stole.
  • Which style of Chasuble should I order?
    Chasubles are made as the full Gothic shape. The design is placed on the front of the chasuble at chest level as pictured.
  • Are the Vestments (Stoles and Chasubles) machine washable?
    Yes. The fabric is very easy to care for as it is machine washable. We would recommend using a 40 degree wash and always iron on the reverse to prevent from damaging the design. Hand painted stole and chasuble designs are also machine washable, we use the best quality fabric paints.
  • How do I care for my Vestment?
    The fabric is very easy to care for as it is machine washable. We would recommend using a 40 degree wash and always iron on the reverse to prevent from damaging the design. Hand painted stole and chasuble designs are also machine washable, we use the best quality fabric paints.
  • What fabric do you use?
    We use a hopsack fabric. All vestments are individually made to order and are available in all four liturgical colours – red, white, green and purple stoles and chasubles. We pride ourselves on using the best quality fabric and materials. The hopsack fabric we use for our chasubles and stoles remains firm enough when used as a stole, and yet has a beautiful draping quality in the chasubles.
  • Do you do commissioned pieces and custom designs?
    Yes, if you do not see exactly what you are looking for on our website, or have ideas for your own design, please contact us via the Custom Design page on this website. We will be happy to discuss a personalized stole, chasuble.
  • How much for does it cost for international delivery?
    We ship worldwide using a signed and tracked service. If you select your shipping location on the cart it will show the cost of shipping.
  • How do I decide which Vestment color to get?
    The liturgical vestment colour you choose is a personal choice. Green vestments are very popular and are widely used. White vestments are also very popular and are used at a wide variety of key occasions on the Christian calendar. Red and Purple vestment colours are used around Easter and Advent. Black vestments tend to be used for requiem masses and on all souls day. For more information visit the following article. Wikipedia article - liturgical colours
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