If you knit or crochet, why not join us? Beginners Welcome! There is no cost. We meet every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM until Noon in the St. John Family Center, 505 N. Dayton St. Davison.
Bring your needles/hooks, yarn (we recommend Homespun yarn because it’s a “forgiving yarn”) and whatever patterns you wish to work on.
Come and share yourself and your stories as you work on your shawl. We talk; we listen; we silently pray for the person who will be receiving our shawl as the creating process is taking place. As a group, we pray together over each shawl that is finished and bless it (thus the term “Prayer Shawl” in this ministry). We feel as though the person who will be receiving the shawl has been woven into the fabric of our own life over time. For more information call Elaine Ouellette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-658-4776 Ext. 272
A Shawl Knitting Ministry
*Shawls have been made for centuries; they are universal and embracing; they comfort and enfold; wrap and warm; mother and hug; shelter and beauty. those who make and receive shawls are loved and blessed. People knit shawls for many differ net reasons. Shawls celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, friendship and love. Shawls console those who are grieving, comfort those who are ill, bring hope to those who are in despair. Parents knit shawls for their children, children knit shawls for aging parents. The reason to knit a shawl are as numerous as the people who knit and receive them.
Come and share yourself and your stories as you work on your shawl. We talk; we listen; we silently pray for the person who will be receiving our shawl as the creating process is taking place. As a group, we pray together over each shawl that is finished and bless it. We feel as though the person who will receive it has been woven into the fabric of our own life over time. *Our knitting weaves us – our hearts and our souls – into the truth of God’s love.
*Knitting Into the Mystery ministry began on a cold morning in January 2000, when ten woman gathered around a candle in rockers and chairs with their knitting needles and yarn. They helped each other when needed, discussed the variety of colors being knitted, chatted with excitement and had such a good time they decided to meet the following month. By word of mouth, the attendance doubled because the story of this ministry began to unfold. Once shawls began to be given away, stories came back to the group from recipients of these shawls; thank you notes were shared; a ministry was born and continues.
We hope you’ll want to share your talent and stories as we gather to knit God’s love, care and warmth into shawls for those who need them.
*Excerpts taken from Knitting Into the Mystery – A Guide to the Shawl Knitting Ministry by Susan S. Jorgensen & Susan S. Izard