Wednesday 27 November 2013

New Pall

The Guild of St Clare was commissioned to make a new black pall for use with a small catafalque at Requiems. This was completed just in time for the Traditional Sung Requiem for deceased members of St Benet's Hall, Oxford, the Benedictine house of study, which is now an annual event.

The new pall in use in the small chapel of St Benet's. The celebrant is Fr Edward Van den Bergh, of the London Oratory and also an alumnus of the Hall.

The pall was made with silk dupion from Beckford Silk and trimmed with brocade from Vanpoulles. More photos can be viewed on Joseph Shaw's Flickr page.

Monday 25 November 2013

Forthcoming Events for 2014

The Guild of St Clare is holding two training events in the first half of 2014 (more will follow).

First, on Saturday, 22nd February, there will be a Goldwork Day, held in Oxford at the church hall of St Anthony of Padua in Headington. The tutor is Sarah Rakestraw from Golden Hinde, and the cost is £40 per person plus materials.

Second, spread over two days, the 9th and 16th August, we are having bobbin lace making for beginners, also in Oxford, at The Fibreworks in the Cowley Road. The price for this is also £40.

Places for both these courses are extremely limited so please make sure you book in good time! Email to reserve your place.


The 22nd February is also the date of the Oxford Pro-Life Witness, which is held from 3pm at the same church where we will be conducting the Goldwork course. People hoping to come and sew are very welcome to attend the course and take time out for the Witness. We will all have tea together afterwards - do bring friends and family too!

Saturday 23 November 2013

The Guild of St Clare at Towards Advent

The Guild of St Clare is at the Towards Advent fair today!

We are selling embroidery kits, Christmas decorations, vintage tea cups and Ceri's ever popular cake pops!

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