This chasuble was commissioned by sister and was my first ever chasuble. She wanted it to tie in with her ordination stole (fish) but to also include the symbols of the Eucharist (bread and wine) and the Holy Spirit (dove and flames). Chasubles can be designed to be viewed from the front and back, so each piece has a decorated orphrey down the centre, so, if the priest is facing the altar with their back to the congregation or facing their congregation the symbols can be seen. It was created using a lightweight wool fabric, with a patterned sateen lining. The orphrey’s were embroidered on dupion silk and attached after the panels were finished.