Frequently Asked Questions
Which size priest stole or priest 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:
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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 and we will be happy to discuss a personalised stole, chasuble or banner.
How much for does it cost for international delivery?
We ship worldwide using a signed and tracked service. our shipping costs can be found on the following page shipping. If you select the shipping location on the cart it will show the cost of shipping to your location there as well.
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
The prices are in GBP how do I convert them?
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