Hand woven fabrics, liturgical vestments and more ...

Discover the family-owned handicraft enterprise HANDWEBEREI STEFAN GÖNNER established in 1947. 

By connecting quality, design and functionality, we have been setting new standards for more than 70 years.

We have designed one of the most beautiful collections of traditional and contemporary design of liturgical vestments which focuses on natural fibres (pure wool and silk), combined with polyester, acrylic and lurex. Working with a passion to produce high-quality fabrics, we are one of the largest manufacturers of liturgical vesture in Germany. The breathable fabrics are characterized by sustainability, durability and they are comfortable to wear, even in the summer season. 

Weaving on eleven hand looms and supported by one shuttle loom as well as by one jacquard loom, we create high grade fabrics of simple elegance, primarily for church demand based on the desire to enrich church interior and liturgical celebrations.

Have a look at the photos to get a first impression of the wide product range and the high quality of our craftsmanship. Discover our weaving collection of unique vestments offering a multitude of combination and variation possibilities. 

Enjoy our fine collection and be inspired!

Please inquire about special requests. 

Customizing of liturgical vesture made on hand looms is our specialty. Thanks to the great flexibility of our hand looms, all artistic designs are directly inserted by hand into the fabric. Therefore, modification in design, measurements and different colour gradations are feasible according to customers’ individual needs. A multitude of variations is possible, especially in hand woven fabrics.

You have ideas of your own? You are invited to bring your own designs or ideas and we will turn your vision into reality! 


Cuts with precious, solemn designs of pure elegance are also available as well as plain noble cuts of fabrics in hand woven character made on the shuttle loom. 

On the jacquard loom, many more festive designs are technically feasible (partly reversible in double-face technology). 

Furthermore, a wide range of plain fabrics by the metre with different effects are among the popular products which we offer. A great number of embroidery workshops highly appreciate our plain fabrics. These fabrics are excellently suited either for embroidering and for applying your own designs or for tailoring plainer vestments.

Additionally, a large number of fabrics with inserted machine embroidery can be provided. Have a look at our designs or feel free to ask for realization of your own designs and ideas of embroidery.

Cuts for albs and surplices with various fine designs of inserted woven bandings are also an important part of our broad product range.

The vestments can be woven in all liturgical colours with a maximum width of about 1,60 m. The chasubles are available with matching sets of vestments, such as cope, dalmatic, overlay stole, deacon stole, mitre, chalice veil, humeral veil, antependia, funeral pall and so on.

We deliver cuts of fabric, not ready made vestures, and market our products worldwide. For many years we have closely co-operated with a great number of large and small tailor’s shops, monastic vestment workshops and dealers of liturgical vestments, who complete the tailoring of our liturgical fabrics, then they present and sell them. 

Upon request we can provide addresses of dealers, shops and workshops located close to you.


Did we arouse your interest? Are you interested in getting to know us better?

Touching the fabrics by hand is the best way to appreciate entirely our fabrics. 

We would be pleased to make an appointment for a personal meeting to convince also you of the high quality fabrics made by HANDWEBEREI STEFAN GÖNNER.

We guarantee great care, reliability and flexibility. Please get in touch with us!


Handweberei Stefan Gönner

Kuhlmannstrasse 11
48282 Emsdetten


Telefon:  +49 (0) 2572 5986
Fax:  +49 (0) 2572 86934


Our promise to our customers:

Customizing according to customers’ individual needs is our particular strength!