Craftio Divina is the brainchild of Anne Bennett and Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, two Church of England vicars and writers who work at opposite ends of the country, Anne in Rochester and Miranda in Durham. Together they work with groups to create collaborative works of art in a Christian context. They are passionate about the potential for textile arts to bring people together, encouraging all ages to rediscover the delights of playing with colour and form, and producing collaborative community art using simple and historic techniques.
Miranda and Anne use different techniques including quilting, wet felt, needlefelting and mixed media. Their philosophy is that creativity is a gift we should honour and encourage, and they believe in ‘making beautiful things with God’ as part of their ministry.
Together they hosted a youth session at Greenbelt last year on the Teenage Prayer Experiment. This year they are hosting a Quilting Bee, where they will work with those who come along to create a quilt on the theme of Silent Stars which will be used in the Sunday morning worship.
Anne and Miranda are happy to lead workshops or retreats – please use the contact form if you are interested in working with us.