Bible study · quotations · textiles in literature

Monday Reflections: The Apostle Paul

As God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together… Continue reading Monday Reflections: The Apostle Paul

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quotations · textiles in literature

Monday Reflections: John Ruskin

"...every youth in the State--from the King's son downward--should learn to do something finely and thorougly with his hand, so as to let him know what touch meant; and what stout craftsmanship meant; and to inform him of many things besides, which no man can learn by by some severely accurate discipline in doing" from… Continue reading Monday Reflections: John Ruskin

essay · history & philosophy · quotations · weaving

Weave Truth with Trust

I've seen weavers tackle all kinds of interesting materials. Beyond the traditional linen, wool, silk, or cotton, you can find weavers creating fabrics from paper, wood, metal, and more. But what in the world does it mean when someone claims to "weave truth"? The injunction to "weave truth with trust," however, stands as the motto… Continue reading Weave Truth with Trust

essay · ethical fashion

Guest post on Tuesday Justice!

My longtime friend Michelle Palmer has co-founded an excellent site called Tuesday Justice. Focused on questions of oppression, equality, and freedom, Michelle and her co-editor, Channon Oyeniran offer ways to engage these important matters of justice on ordinary days and in everyday ways. This week they've asked me to write about how justice relates to… Continue reading Guest post on Tuesday Justice!

book review · spinning · textiles in literature

Book Review: Sandry’s Book

Pierce, Tamora. Sandry's Book (Circle of Magic, Book 1). New York: Scholastic, 1997. {Link}   The stories we love as children shape us for the rest of our lives. Even as adults, storytelling carries the power to direct our loves in might ways. And from love, of course, comes everything else: our sense of purpose;… Continue reading Book Review: Sandry’s Book