Why A Prayer Shawl? When the COVID-19 lockdown first began, I was inspired to serve our weaving community by offering projects that would encourage weavers to focus on things that are not only beautiful but meaningful.
The Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl was designed specifically so that we could come together and weave something that touches our hearts and gives us a sense of meaning.
The Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl is a collaboration between Sarah Jackson of Sarah Jackson Handwoven Design and Irene Schmoller of Cotton Clouds.
Bambu 12 We chose Bambu 12 , a fine yarn to create a beautiful, lightweight fabric that is light as air. The delicate, silk-like fabric shimmers in the sunlight and moves with your body's movement. Our yarn pack has the right amount of yarns you'll need to complete this project.
Bambu 12 Yarn Pack We've packaged just the right amount of yarns (plus extra) you'll need to weave this 18" x 72" shadow weave Prayer Shawl.
Choose from a beautiful warm neutral Pearl & Honey (Serenity) or a subtle iridescent-like Indigo & Lime (Harmony). Order Yarn Pack below.
This project will encourage you to stay focused, take your time, and weave beautiful “slow fabric” that feels and drapes like finely woven silk fabric. Bambu 12 is very fine, requiring you to pay attention! It is a meditation in movement. There are 660 ends to thread at 30 epi. It's Slow Fabric for our slowed-down time. Finished size is: 18" x 72" with 5" fringe at each end.
Symbols of Life Woven Into the Fabric
Sarah chose a shadow weave draft with a motif evocative of cross wood grain which reminds us of the seasons of growth and change in our lives. The shape is also reminiscent of a pomegranate, a fruit with various cultural-religious significance as a symbol of life and beauty and unity.
What You Get:
*Peace of My Heart™ Prayer Shawl Yarn Package
*Prayers from Around The World™ PDF booklet
*Gift tag with laundering care and room for personal message
Why a Prayer Shawl Weave-Along?
Sarah's Weave-Alongs offer a unique opportunity to find encouragement and inspiration as weavers share their love of weaving while working on the same project for approximately four weeks. The schedule allows time for warping, weaving, and finishing, plus sharing and celebrating the completed projects. Sarah will guide you step-by-step in creating the luxurious fabric for this prayer shawl.
Prayer for Hope!
An additional element will make this Weave-Along unlike any other: You will be encouraged to share your prayers and poems; your hopes and dreams as you weave them into your fabric; prayers for ourselves, for other individuals, for our families, for our communities, and for our world.
You are Invited!
Now, more than ever, it is vital for us to stay connected with other weavers; to nourish our souls by weaving beautiful fabrics; to create gifts of love filled with the hopes and dreams we have for ourselves and for those we love; to look to the future with hope, and to encourage each other. We need each other. Together we are stronger.
Thank You! Cotton Clouds thanks you for your continued support for over 40 years in good times and not. Sarah Jackson thanks you for your encouragement as you've joined her Weave-Alongs and purchased her patterns. Together we are so grateful to have you as a dedicated weaver.