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Custom Vestments

The vestments made by the Los Rosales workshop of Talleres de Arte Granda can be customized in many ways; special cuts, sizes, fabrics, and designs are possible on any model. The master seamstresses are able to sew and adorn any type of liturgical vestment, altar linen, hanging or tapestry.

The chasubles with decorated panels and orphreys are especially suitable to custom design; alterations to the existing decoration and entirely original designs are possible. These can include meticulously hand-embroidered images of unsurpassed detail and beauty. The embroiderers are able to reproduce almost any work of art provided by the client in this medium. As a simpler option, images can be made in applique, constructed from pieces of fine fabrics cut to shape and hand-sewn onto the vestment. Any of these designs can be embellished with pearls, sequins, or tassels.

Copes, dalmatics and other vestments can be customized to match the ornament on a hand-embroidered chasuble. In this way, matching sets of vestments can be made in a wide variety of styles. Copes with elaborately embroidered hoods are especially impressive.

Granda Liturgical Arts has collaborated with many seminarians for special designs for the chasubles they will wear at their first Masses. Numerous parishes and religious orders have commissioned special custom vestments for holy days, or to commemorate patronal feasts and anniversaries.

Notable custom vestments for American clients include Mass sets for the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, AL and for the Harvey Residence Chapel in Omaha, NE; a preaching stole for the Archbishop of Miami; and a tapestry of Our Lady of Guadalupe for Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.

Talleres de Arte Granda has provided vestments for bishops in both Europe and America. Custom mitres can be made to match any of our vestments, and all other episcopal appointments are available. Among our most prestigious custom vestments are a chasuble with an embroidered image of Our Lady of Czestochowa and seraphim for Pope John Paul II, and the chasuble and mitre he wore for the canonization of St. Josemaria Escriva.

Altar frontals, lectern frontals, funeral palls, tabernacle veils, dossals, altar cloths and other items can be made to match vestments, or uniquely designed. The seamstresses of Los Rosales are also adept at sewing beautiful gowns for statues of Our Lord and Our Lady.

Talleres de Arte Granda has long provided artwork for the breathtaking processions in Spain, including elaborate processional banners. Processional canopies and ombrellinos are available for Holy Week and Corpus Christi celebrations. Tapestries are also available; the seamstresses of Los Rosales have replicated historic works of art in applique, and have designed and created beautiful custom wall hangings for churches, chapels and seminaries.

Please contact the Granda Liturgical Arts office in Chicago to inquire about custom vestments, altar linens or tapestries. The staff will advise and assist any customer in the design of the item and the choice of materials, and provide fabric samples and preliminary sketches from the Los Rosales workshop.

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