The Gossamer Thread


One of my favorite books is The Princess & The Goblin by George MacDonald. Young Princess Irene is given a ring to which is attached a gossamer thread. She follows this thread, invisible to all but her, through many dark adventures into the goblins’ underworld mines, to find and rescue her dear friend Curdie.  The thread always leads and connects her to home where her great-great grandmother waits to welcome her.

As an artist, I am always seeking to follow this gossamer thread in and through the vast mines of daily living. Each filament of fiber I spin seems to light the way, beckoning me onward to see where it might lead…to a hank of exquisite yarn, a colorful knitted sweater, a woven canvas of cloth or tapestry. Each piece I create, though humble in scope, holds hints of home, reminding me that I am never alone. The gossamer threads I spin, knit and weave with are leading me home as well as granting joy and grace along the way.

I’m glad you’re here. Let’s follow the thread together!

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Jennifer Edwards

6 thoughts on “The Gossamer Thread

  1. Elizabeth Marley says:

    Yeah! I have just taught myself to knit and crochet over the last year and I am very excited that you are sharing this blog with us. I have loved reading Drawn2Life and being able to share in the gifts our Father has graced you with. I am just as excited to see all the beautiful things in yarn!

  2. Dar Draper says:

    Jennifer!! Everything you write, draw and EXPRESS in anyway makes me HAPPY!! 🙂 I’m so glad I’m officially signed up now! I seriously am SUCH a fan of who you are!! Can’t wait to keep on reading and seeing… 🙂

    • Jennifer Edwards says:

      Hi Dar!!! So happy to see you here in my little patch of blogland. And I wish you every blessing on your own recent book writing journey!! May it fare well and go smoothly start to finish! Love, love to you. -Jennifer

  3. Sarah Richards says:

    Hey Jennifer, I am looking for someone to come teach some beginners knitting and crocheting classes to our seniors at the Thomasville Senior Center. Would you be interested? We would love to have your expertise!

  4. Fay Terry says:

    This is wonderful! I really enjoyed meeting you
    In the gallery this afternoon. I loved the video on drawing- absolutely incredible.
    I would love to keep in touch with you and your beautiful creations.

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