St Mary’s Iffley

St Mary’s Iffley, Oxfordshire

St Mary’s is an Anglican Parish Church in the village of Iffley, Oxfordshire. The church was build c. 1160 in the Romanesque style and subsequently extended c.1230.

Iffley Green Chasubles Ref 3213


Silk, cotton and metallic lumiyarn tissue fabric for chasubles

Humphries Weaving were approached by St Mary’s with a contemporary chasuble design by artist Roger Wagner for the creation of a set of four garments with matching stoles. The set of four are in the main litergical colours of crimson, purple, green and white to be changed as appropriate with the changing church ‘seasons’.

The combination of silk and metallic lumiyarn on a cotton warp was chosen for physical strength and strength of colour.

The unique chasuble design differs on the front and back with a completely non repeating design for which we utilised our non repeating loom with single thread pattern capability. The design has drawn in lines for ease of sewing of each chasuble and to ensure symmetry in the garments.

Project References: 3213