Title: Textured Words
Artwork by: Laura Eisenga, Ally Crafts Co, Elizabeth Mattson
Description: Embroidery has made its way back into trend, from fashion into homes. We’ve spotted a few friends who decided to sew the words of scripture and hymns as an expression of their faith and would like to share them with you. If you have an interest in embroidery, you never know how your works can be used by God to inscribe His truths onto the hearts of others.
I enjoy designing and stitching Bible verses and hymn lyrics in colorful thread and fun lettering because it makes me see the message in a new way. Embroidered pieces have texture, which makes it different from prints. You can feel the words with your fingers. People like to get close to it, even if it’s just a picture of it on social media. I’ve talked about my faith quite a bit since I’ve started embroidery, and I’ve found a community of Christian creatives that I didn’t know even existed. It also keeps me from snacking on Cheetos at night because you can’t stitch with cheesy fingers!
Ally Crafts Co
Ally crafts co was started to use this skill that God has so generously blessed us with, for His glory and purpose, and to encourage others (and myself) in our walk with God.
In Matthew 25, Jesus talks about being wise with the spiritual gifts that we are given and to share those gifts with others. By sharing my spiritual gift of creativity, I hope to be able to encourage other believers through my work. I create beautiful embroideries to bless others and to open a door to ministry that would not have been possible otherwise.