Hand Embroidery - The Last Supper
"And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer." (Luke 14:14-15)
Margaret has created this embroidery alive with conversations as Jesus teaches his disciples the meaning of their last meal together. Notice the fine embroidery on the clothes of the disciples and the contrast stitching she has used on the background to highlight her subject. This tapestry measures 18" x 11".
Margaret lives in Uganda, in the town of Hoima in the district of Bunyoro-Kitara. Hoima is northwest of Kampala. Living in a mud-brick house with a thatched roof, or a small brick house, Margaret’s life revolves around caring for her family and her crops.
She will use the funds she receives from her needlework to provide education for her children; medical support for herself and her family; seeds or fertilizer for her crops; repairs to her home, or even begin to build a new one; and provide for any orphans for whom she cares as a result of the war (Lord’s Resistance Army or LRA), HIV AIDS or other illnesses.
Margaret meets weekly with her fellow needleworkers. The community they have developed through Threads of Blessing encourages each of them and has significantly raised their self-esteem.