Prayer Shawl Workshop/Retreat



You created every part of me, knitting me in my Mother’s womb.

For such handiwork, I praise You.  Awesome this great wonder!”  Psalm 139:13-14


This workshop is highly recommended to serve as a model for groups who want to bring the Prayer Shawl Ministry to their faith communities. Each group that embraces this ministry adapts it to their own particular guidelines. Besides the obvious reasons of comfort during illness or grief, the shawls can be given for times of joy and celebration, such as: nursing shawls for new mothers, baptisms, birthdays, bridal gifts, ordinations, upon entering a nursing home, rites of passage, etc.

The workshop experience is about 3 hours in length, depending on the number of participants and scheduling for lunch/break. Participants are asked to bring their own knitting/crocheting supplies, (see: Instruction page for details) a bag lunch, and a journal. The host group supplies meeting space, tea lights, beverages and desserts. We provide information packets for each person. It is recommended that new knitters/crocheters have a basic grasp of knitting/crocheting techniques.

The workshop can be planned as an ecumenical and/or interfaith event, bringing people together from various denominations and/or religions. A host group or groups can sponsor the event, extending the workshop invitation to faith communities in their area. It becomes a wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbors, bonding over the love of knitting/crocheting and the desire to reach out to others!


For further details -  please contact:

Attn: Vicky Galo @

Facilitators: Janet Bristow and/or Vicky Galo




In addition to the 3 hour workshop

we also offer a 4 hour
contemplative shawl-making retreat entitled:



"Enfolded: a contemplative shawl-making experience."



For further information contact Janet and Vicky





Based in Connecticut, Janet and Vicky

 travel throughout the Northeast area.

We are willing to consider other areas.




Plan ahead for your upcoming:

conferences, lectures or seminars.





For a current listing of our upcoming events visit our Event's Page:



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