Thursday, September 11, 2008
Humble Homage to Mother Teresa
My friend Melissa Yoder Ricks has her own fibercraft business, Wildhare Fiber Studio. A Catholic convert and expert knitter and spinner, Melissa creates unique yarns and knittings while raising her large family. I was captivated by these potholders she designed in honor of Mother Teresa and our Lady. On her Etsy store, she writes:
For her habit, Mother Teresa adopted a simple and inexpensive sari like those worn by the low caste Indians that she ministered to. This sari - white, with a vivid blue border - became known throughout the world, and is the inspiration for the first of the two dishclothes in this listing.
The second dishcloth is knit in Trinity Stitch in varigated blue cotton yarn. Blue has traditionally stood for fidelity and purity, and is the color traditionally associated with the Virgin Mary. The nobby texture of the Trinity Stitch makes a good cloth for scrubbing.
Mother Teresa believed that we are all called to service, whatever our station in life, and she embraced hard work and menial chores done with love in the willing service of others. Ideas upon which to reflect while doing the dishes...