Friends knitting together
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Textile Arts as a Spiritual Practice Retreat


In this retreat, we’ll use textile creation as an entry point into reflection on spirituality and stewardship. Bring your favorite fiber art project or explore a new skill. Learn about the history of textiles and about the modern global garment industry, explore fiber arts as a spiritual practice, join a community of makers, and connect with your creative and crafty side. Open to participants of all experience levels—whether you’re a seasoned knitter or an absolute newbie, there’ll be something to learn.

A photo of Mary Davenport

Mary Davenport, former programming assistant at Trinity Retreat Center, holds a BA in Religious Studies from the College of William and Mary, an MTS in Biblical Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and an MDiv from Yale Divinity School. She has also studied at Hebrew University and in the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her academic specialties cover the literary landscape of the Hebrew Bible and biblical translation from the Septuagint to the present.

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