Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How Divine

I'm excited to announce that I am now one of the fiber artists contracted to create clergy stoles for C and M Designs! This opportunity to combine faith and fabric to enhance worship experiences is so awesome... I hope that as these unique pieces make their way out into the world that many people will be as blessed by them as I am in creating them!

My first piece: The Burning Bush

A combination of hand dyed, ice dyed, and commercial fabrics. The reverse features hand painted and hand embroidered gold crosses set in a royal purple batik.

God revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush...on fire but not consumed, standing on Holy ground. I chose a fabric for the bush that represents to me the ancient, never changing presence. The ground as it progresses down the design is broken, just as humankind lives in a broken state in need of God. Present in every level of the ground are slivers of intense blue, representing the living water of God's grace.

The Burning Bush

Detail (front)

Reverse side

This piece (and future ones) is available exclusively through C and M Designs. Please visit their website for purchase inquiries and to see other works available.


Salem Stitcher said...

Beautiiful! This is on my list of "one day..."

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

This is truly inspired; well done and congratulations!

Nane said...

That is beautiful, I am sure your designs will be sought after!

Karen Newman Fridy said...

Thanks y'all!