Doll Making, Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

Meet the dolls 4 – The Coal Miner


The final doll - Norman the coal miner

Doll Making, Handcrafting, My Little Crochet Doll, Social Action, Textile Stories

Saturday 21st April 2018


I'm in Scarborough, busy knitting in miniature and looking into the mystery of a fishing net.

Handcrafting, Social Action, Textile Stories

Finding your Social mission


I believe if I can create an art space where everyone is accepted then lives can begin to change. If I can show people who feel worthless, their value, I can begin to turn the tide of lives wasted. If I can begin to change a few lives, we can change the world.

Church Life, Handcrafting, Of The Cloth, Social Action, Textile Stories

Meaning in the cloth – rethinking the prayer shawl


After the band have played the last note, the choir have sat down, the sermon done, the Amen said... the prayer shawl continues on and travels with the person in need.

Handcrafting, Of The Cloth, Social Action, Textile Stories

Rethinking The Prayer Shawl


I've known about prayer shawls for some time now, its a simple idea, knit a shawl while praying for a person, then give the shawl to the person and let the prayers and blessings you prayed into the shawl continue to bless. I heard that a local church held regular prayer shawl groups and I… Continue reading Rethinking The Prayer Shawl

Church Life, Handcrafting, Of The Cloth, Social Action, Textile Stories

The camaraderie of crafting


It's hard to describe, but as I sit here in this lobby, with strangers I consider friends I'm realising this isn't something that can be put into words.