Monday, October 20, 2014

Crocheted Finished Object: Altar Cloth for the Credence Table

Or maybe I should call it the Credence Table Tablecloth?  A little repetitive, that.
This was really a labor of love.

But so little labor, really, at least in terms of tiresome labor. The pattern was simple and pleasant to work, and the work itself joyous.

Someday, I want to make something better, something that uses actual Christian symbols (crosses, etc.) in the lacework, but for now, this covers a rather beat-up table that our little church plant is using out of necessity, and adds a bit of beauty to our weekly worship.  I'm so happy I got to do my little bit here.

The idea of the church-members working with their hands to deck the church is a concept I love, and one I think that goes back to the making of the tabernacle. Someday, I'd love to see a needleworker's guild at our church, to work alongside the Altar Guild.

But here's a bit of a start. I'm so happy with it.

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell


Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) said...

It is lovely, Jessica.

becca said...

Beautiful work! When I was on altar guild, we called them "Credence Table Cloths" :)

Jessica Snell said...

Thank you, Emily!

And thank you, Becca! (and thanks for the name help, too!)

Margie said...

That is seriously beautiful. And what a gift to the body of Christ.

Amber said...


Jessica Snell said...

Thank you so much, Amber!