|Heather Lewis, the RSN ecclesiastical specialist, led the course|
Burse-making is tricky because it combines cutting and sewing skills with mounting. For many of the people attending it was their first experience of mounting fabric on to board; by the end of the day we'd all mastered the essentials.
|The damask is pinned to the mount board before being laced on the back|
|One of the highlights of the day was making cord by hand to stitch to the edge of the burse|
The Guild of St Clare is often asked to make stoles, maniples, chalice veils and burses to make up incomplete sets - I'm delighted that we are slowly acquiring the expertise we need to do this to a high standard.
|Antonia lacing her damask on mount board|
|Heather showed us the beautiful half-size burse|
she uses to teach burse-making to the RSN's