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.

Church Life, Of The Cloth, Social Action

Banned from the Band


I am barred from taking an active part in my church not because I won't wear a uniform, but because I can't afford to. I am banned from being a useful member of my church because I am poor.

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

Under the bushel


These are the miracles that bring a man back on his feet, the opportunities that can only be seen by visionaries.

Church Life, Free Makes, Social Action, Textile Stories

Artwork is Work


This morning I received an email Hello Joy,  This morning during Social Services prayers I took the opportunity to ask my colleagues to judge the entries in the logo competition.  I am delighted to be able to let you know that one of your designs has been chosen and will be the logo for the… Continue reading Artwork is Work

reviews, Textile Stories

On being Shoddy


shoddy adjective: shoddy; comparative adjective: shoddier; superlative adjective: shoddiest 1. badly made or done. synonyms: poor-quality, inferior, second-rate, third-rate, low-grade, cheap, cheapjack, tawdry, rubbishy, trashy, gimcrack, jerry-built, crude, tinny, tacky, tatty, junky, ropy, duff, rubbish, grotty, careless, slapdash, sloppy, slipshod, scrappy, untidy, messy, hasty, hurried, negligent, lacking moral principle, sordid "we're not paying good money for… Continue reading On being Shoddy

Church Life, Handcrafting

Creative Bible study – John 4


What if I read a portion of the Bible, then sat down and created something. Could God use my art and whole being to create something that otherwise would not have been created?