I am a convert to Catholicism and I also happen to make vestments. I've made several sets now but I have an idea for a set which my, cradle Catholic, husband raised questions about so I'm soliciting opinions.
I have white fabric and the priest wants white vestments. That's not a problem. My idea is to use blood-red velvet for the cross on the Roman chasuble and the hood of the cope and parts of the stole, maniple, burse, and chalice veil. Since white tends to be a kind of "neutral" colour would using red fabrics on the set make it a red set?
I love the symbolism of the red on white, especially a red cross on a white body, but it's not going to work if the set suddenly becomes Martyrs and Pentecost only . . .