thesis show write up

this is what will be in the gallery booklet for people to take home with them.

I Reclaim: Knitting as Theological Reflection

In knitting I reclaim a lost domestic art that reaffirms family and home. I reclaim the idea that what we do daily and the items that we surround ourselves with are important and affect the quality of our lives.

I reclaim a rich tradition of provision, beauty, and care that has been passed down through the generations, as knitted garments and patterns are passed from hand to hand.

I reclaim the good gifts of God in natural fibers and use them to good ends that glorify Him. I spin wool from sheep. I recycle sweaters that have had too little thought put into their manufacture and create from them new, lively beauty.

And lastly, I reclaim for myself and for my neighbors, students, and friends the image of God given to us by a good creator ‘to make’ and be creative creatures ourselves. I nestle myself into Genesis one, reaffirming and revitalizing my relationships with God, His earth, and other people.

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14 thoughts on “thesis show write up

  1. Your talent with words is as great as your talent with fiber. Very well put. I hope the show is wonderfully attended and that it inspires the audience to consider similar acts of reclaiming lost craft/art themselves.

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  3. I’m really excited and encouraged by your thesis direction. I’ve been lurking around for a while, but I just wanted to wish you lots of joy as you continue to create. I really like how your thesis involves bringing creativity to others and opening up ways for them to meet God creatively. I go to a Vineyard church in Northampton, MA that is about a year old and one of our big dreams is creating an arts center that provides opportunities for people to learn skills to express themselves creatively and experience God in a different way. Thanks for your blog – I really enjoy it.

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