Friday 8 December 2023

This Advent, make a donation to the Guild of St Clare

The Guild of St Clare repairs and makes vestments for the Traditional Mass for priests and religious communities. To this end we have 'sewing retreats', educational workshops, and sponsor candidates for the prestigious Certificate Course at the Royal School of Needlework. All money donated goes directly to this work: all our work is done by unpaid volunteers. We pray for all our donors at our retreats; benefactors who give over £100 will also receive one of our beautiful bone china Guild of St Clare mugs, with the Vestment Mender’s Prayer on it.
Please consider supporting the Guild.

Friday 1 December 2023

Making Miniature Dalmatics at the Royal School of Needlework

We are delighted to announce that online booking has now opened for our annual day course at the Royal School of Needlework next year, which this time is making miniature Dalmatics. Our tutor will be Heather Lewis, RSN graduate Apprentice, who is very kindly preparing this especially for us. Vestment-making does not feature on the RSN's regular schedule of classes and this particular course represents a unique opportunity to learn how to make one of the more exciting and challenging pieces of the traditional High Mass set.
The date is the 16th March 2023, and the course will run between 10am and 4pm. Tea and coffee are provided; you will need to bring a packed lunch, or you can visit one of Hampton Court Palace's cafes. The cost is £155 (there is a supplement if you would prefer to use ecclesiastical brocade to make your Dalmatic.) Places are strictly limited so don't delay in reserving your place.