at the shelter
Over time many of the women learned to mend, sew clothing
and re-purpose garments. They shared their personal stories
and stitched their way through the ups and downs of street life.
Embroidery is a common language. Using our needles
we stitched lines that spoke to one another.
Our time shared together embroidering around a large table inspired our first women’s group project.
When given the opportunity to create, women often seize the moment and inspire others to do the same. Our diverse collection of beads inspired a frenzy of creativity.