Textiles and the Church / The Evolution of Clerical Vestments / Fabrics / Colour and Symbols in Vestments / Embroidered Decoration / The Makers / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index
This introduction to the history, use, and production of clerical vestments will appeal to those interested in church history, those who are involved with vestments, and textile and design students.
Sarah Bailey was trained at Glasgow School of Art in Embroidered and Woven Textiles where she first encountered the discipline of goldwork for ecclesiastical use. She has taught and lectured on various aspects of textile design and practice to all sorts of groups and continues to be commissioned by churches countrywide making vestments and frontals. Her ecclesiastical work references tradition but using modern techniques and materials alongside the very traditional. Sarah lives in south Somerset with her husband, a priest with nine churches, running workshops, lecturing, and exhibiting her textile work.