Beautiful Dress Card- ‘A Garment Of Praise’ Isaiah 61:3
A beautifully embroidered image to illustrate a hope filled verse. Blank inside for your own words. Ready to encourage and bless a friend.
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A Garment of Praise is a greeting card featuring a digital image of an original textile embroidery piece.
The original piece was inspired by Isaiah 61:3 - ‘a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair’.
I have always loved this passage. It has caused me to wonder what does a ‘Garment of Praise’ look like? To me it is the outfit you wear when you are your most confident, most yourself, not inhibited by the past, by shame, or despair. It is what you wear when you know you are loved, accepted, clothed in righteousness and truly free.
A variety of fabrics were used to show a simple yet elegant dress, including lace in which my Grandmother had made. The image was crafted through a mixture of free hand machine embroidery and hand embroidery.
The image is printed on textured art card to bring the image to life. The card itself measures approximately 115x145 mm. The greeting card comes with a white envelope in a clear cellophane bag.
Meet the Maker
Using antique fabrics and lace, I use my needle as my brush and fabrics as my paint to capture the word of God in the everyday, creating unique Christian textile art.
As a child, growing up in Devon, I loved nothing more than spending hours with boxes, glue, tape and whatever I could get my hands on, to make and create a new project... Later as a primary school teacher I was always using my creativity in the classroom. It wasn't until I became pregnant with my first son that a friend taught me how to use a sewing machine to make textile art for the nursery. Suddenly I was hooked on freestyle machine embroidery.
We spent nine years in London where my husband served as Vicar of a church in South West London. During that time I started making textile art pieces for friends as presents for birthdays or when people were going through hard times. It became a practical way of using my hands in prayer for them. As I sewed I was praying in God's hope and comfort - trusting that I was bringing God's word to life in their situation.
My hope is that the embroidery art cards and Scripture prints that I create will give people a fresh perspective on God's Word and how He meets us in the situations we are in, through the everyday objects and scenarios of life.
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Rachel Larlee now lives with her husband and three boys in Dallas, Texas.