Monday, July 14, 2008

Summer Weaving Project at St Marks

A loom donated to St Mark's by Janet Fesq and one loaned by Bonnie Tarses have been moved into the nave at St Mark's. On July 10, Bonnie and Ev warped the 2 looms. One will be used to weave both a white and a green altarcloth. The other holds the warp for 6 stoles. We will weave weft "story yarn" stripes into all pieces.
As weavers, we are offering the congregation at St Mark's an opportunity to weave a healing cloth with a new vision from the memory yarns of the past. Members of Seattle Weavers Guild are working with members of St Mark's on this project of a web of life.
A sign by the looms has this hymn,
"Let Streams of Living Justice", lyrics by William Whitle
For healing of the nations
for peace that will not end,
for love that makes us lovers,
God grant us grace to mend.
Weave our varied gifts together:
knit our lives as they are spun;
on your loom of time enroll us
Till our thread of life is run.
O Great Weaver of our fabric,
bind church and world in one;
dye our texture with your radiance,
light our colors with your sun.
We are at the looms on Thursdays 12 to 4 and Saturdays 10 to 2. Stop by to see the progress, hear the stories, or throw a shuttle or two. We are also collecting yarns with a story. Add yours.
Ev Tuller

If anyone has some special yarn (with a story) to contribute, please feel free to send:
Weaving Project
c/o Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
1245 Tenth Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102-4893

1 comment:

Valerie said...

That is really a great idea! I hope the congregation participates and embraces the entire project.