Friday Freebie! Threads of Blessing tapestry

Last Sunday I visited with the Threads of Blessing people at Cathedral House and am sharing one of the wonderful embroidered tapestries with a SHARDS subscriber (thanks to all of you guys). Subscribe by this Sunday evening to be in the drawing. If you don’t know about Threads of Blessing, it was founded a group of Episcopalian women from the West Texas Diocese who organize workshops in Honduras, Mexico, and Uganda that encourage the local women to share their creative skills. Pretty cool. Here’s a photo of a workshop on the grass in Uganda.Workshop on the grass

Today’s Friday Freebie is a fanciful embroidered tapestry by Ugandan artisan Esther Byaruhanga depicting a group of people planting a garden. The little seeds are tiny white stitches – maybe corn? The colors are vibrant and the people are happily working – it’s a labor of love, for sure.


After receiving her gift of payment, one of the Ugandan women on the Threads of Blessing site wrote, “With the second gift I was able to get the school results for my second child and buy land for them. How to build a house was a problem. With this third gift I can now continue with building our house.” So the Friday Freebie will be a gift to you! Thanks for supporting artists everywhere, including me :). I’ll announce the winner of Esther’s tapestry on Monday morning.

10 thoughts on “Friday Freebie! Threads of Blessing tapestry

  1. How incredibly beautiful that this, Did I tell you I am a Episcopal Woman {hint, hint} Are you sure Im reregistered?? Would love to do a class on Altars or Shadow Boxes!!!!

    • Yep, you’re in the drawing! I love your idea about altars – and those that don’t do altars could call it a shadowbox! Perfect. I’ll schedule it maybe for early December. By that time we’ll need a quiet, contemplative Sunday afternoon at the Studio 🙂

  2. There is a stitched piece by Edith Kibirige, from Threads of Blessings that hangs on the wall behind my desk. I marvel at these women and how much detail goes into their work. Blessings.

  3. So much love put into this beautiful, little tapestry. Just goes to show, art doesn’t have to be huge to make a big impact. Thank you for sharing the love with all of us.

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