Doll Making, Handcrafting

Thursday 19 April 2018


more on my final project, drawing the Salvation Army band and starting the mini knitters of dent gloves.

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, 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.

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, Social Action

The old time hostels


Part of a documentary from the 80's about the Salvation Army. This clip shows one of the hostels I grew up in and my parents managed.

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, Of The Cloth

That’s how you make a soldier


It was a friendly corps, one of those smaller, but growing places that I love. A few other visitors arrived and I realised it was a special day, the enrolment of three new salvationists. A family, mum, dad and son.