Prayer Shawl Companion: 30 Knitted Designs to Embrace, Inspire, and Celebrate Life

Prayer Shawl Companion: 30 Knitted Designs to Embrace, Inspire, and Celebrate Life

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by Janet Severi Bristow, Victoria A. Cole-Galo
     
 

For many, the ultimate expression of spirituality is charity. And for years, people have been crafting prayer shawls - knitted wraps to comfort those in times of need and to help others celebrate special occasions. Written by the two women at the heart of this groundswell of charity knitting, The Prayer Shawl Companion presents 38 wondrous wraps for all

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For many, the ultimate expression of spirituality is charity. And for years, people have been crafting prayer shawls - knitted wraps to comfort those in times of need and to help others celebrate special occasions. Written by the two women at the heart of this groundswell of charity knitting, The Prayer Shawl Companion presents 38 wondrous wraps for all occasions, from baptism to remembrance. The book includes easy, intermediate, and challenging patterns for such inspiring creations as The Calming Shawl, and the Friendship Patchwork Shawl, and many more. Since knitting itself can be a gloriously spiritual activity, Bristow and Cole-Galo also offer advice on creating a peaceful creative environment and include heartwarming stories to and from shawl recipients. Professional knitwear designers like Kaffe Fassett and Nicky Epstein have donated more than 10 patterns.

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Library Journal

Prayer shawls are a popular charity project, and this book is the first collection of patterns for these symbols of comfort. Bristow and Cole-Galo, the founders of shawlministry.com, present 38 patterns for prayer shawls, the majority of which are simple enough for knitters of any skill level to make and easily customizable. Stories from prayer-shawl knitters and recipients help demonstrate how meaningful these simple gifts can be to those in need. The focus of the nondenominational book is on knitting with intention, and the introduction explains what prayer shawls are and how they are imbued with the love and prayers of their creator. Recommended for public libraries.


—Nanette Donohue

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600850035
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/23/2008
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
404,931
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo are authors of the bestselling Prayer Shawl Companion and The Crocheted Prayed Shawl Companion, and founders of the Prayer Shawl Ministry (www.shawlministry.com). They travel nationwide to conduct shawl ministry workshops. Both women are graduates of the Hartford Seminary’s Women’s Leadership Institute.

Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo are authors of the bestselling Prayer Shawl Companion and The Crocheted Prayed Shawl Companion, and founders of the Prayer Shawl Ministry (www.shawlministry.com). They travel nationwide to conduct shawl ministry workshops. Both women are graduates of the Hartford Seminary’s Women’s Leadership Institute.

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