Weaving the Tapestry
The weaving took place over 5 weeks. The looms were brought out every Sunday and a crowd soon formed around them. People of all ages participated, the old teaching the young how to count the threads and gently push the fabric strips together.
Many parish members wove with fabrics they had brought from home which had sentimental meaning. The Rector and Bishop were given strips of old vestments to add in. No rules for adding colors or patterns were used – each weaver added what he or she most wanted.
Not only members of the St. Andrew’s parish participated. Residents of the local community, who join the parish once a month to share a free meal and time for fellowship, also wove strips into the tapestry.
Next… Assembling the Tapestry…