Why Threads of Blessing?
As an inter-generational group of women who delight in holding a needle and thread to design and embroider, we are committed to supporting and nurturing the creative process.
We seek and accept commissions for the creation of banners, clerical stoles, and altar hangings. Just as a tapestry brings together various fabric scraps to make a splendid whole, Threads of Blessing brings women together and connects our lives in new ways. When our abilities are celebrated, there is a sacredness in coming together and grace in making a small contribution to a greater whole.
While the construction of a tapestry is not difficult, it is a multi-step, time-consuming process. When we join together with each person contributing her own unique ability, the result is spectacular.
We use the proceeds to buy supplies to encourage Threads of Blessing women in Uganda to tell their own stories in unique tapestries. Through the sale of their work, they are providing medical care, education for their children, buying livestock and seed for crops, and building homes for their families.
What makes Threads of Blessing textiles so unique?
Since we held our first workshop with the women in Nebbi, Uganda, they have developed their own style of telling their stories with a needle and thread. By covering the whole fabric with stitches, they create tapestries of color and creativity.
Each tapestry is a visual record of the artist's culture and tradition, whether it be her life in her village, the animals she sees, or the beautiful flowers and birds of Uganda.
The finished products are marketed by Threads of Blessing throughout the United States and Canada, simply as beautiful pieces of embroidery, or adorning pillows, tote bags, purses, journals, sketch pads, footstools, wine carriers, on clothing, and more.
With gratitude to our donors, and the generous gift of our workroom, we return 100% of the proceeds to each artist.