Blessed are you Holy One, whose Presence fills creation, I ask a blessing from all those who have come before me, whose hands have been instruments of creation, compassion, transformation, justice, and beauty. Those who picked up humble tools and spun with wise hearts; who felt as I will feel, the threads in their fingers, the fabric in their hands, the cold of a needle; who hear as I will hear, the click of the scissors; who taste as I will taste, the earthiness of linen, cotton, wool, and silk. Those who wove your presence into clay, parchment, words, and fiber. Bless my needles, thread, and fabric as you have blessed the tools of women of ages past. May this act and this creation connect both maker and recipient to Divine Presence – From before, from above, from below and from this moment on.
Written by Kohenet Ketzirah HaMa’agelet
Inspired by “Beginning to Knit Meditation” by Janet Bristow