Krista West Vestments
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Kh. Krista West lectureLectures

Krista is available to give lectures on various aspects of Orthodox Christian vestments and aesthetics. Her lecture topics include:

  • The History and Traditions of Orthodox Christian Liturgical Vesture
  • Color Usage in the Orthodox Christian Church
  • Vestments 101: Everything you need to know about vestments in under 2 hours
  • Envisioning the Kingdom: the Why and How of Beauty in the Orthodox Church (all-day retreat)
  • Restoring the Image: Women, Beauty, and the Church (all-day retreat)

  • Workshops

    Krista can also give all-day embroidery workshops on Greek embroidery. Known as "counted cross-stich" here in the US, this style of embroidery takes on a whole new expression when worked on high-quality linen ground cloth using traditional color palettes and designs. The workshop typically runs from 9am to 3pm on a Saturday and each workshop is limited to 12 students. Following a 45-minute lecture on traditional Orthodox embroidery, complete with a display of her private collection of antique photos of Russian village embroidery and samples of her own pieces, the remainder of the day is spent hands-on learning how to work on counted linen (each student is provided with linen, floss, and a traditional design). An inspiring and enjoyable day spent with a master embroiderer, this workshop is a delight for those who want to learn these historic techniques, for use both in the home and church settings.

    To book a lecture or workshop, please contact the

    Orthodox Speakers Bureau

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