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Interfaith art and crafts for religious purposes
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Welcome! This is a community for all aspects of art and crafts relating to religion and spirituality for any faith. Examples including making rosaries, crocheting kippot, embroidering altar cloths, crafts related to weddings, single- and mixed-faith, and so on. You are welcome to post if you are making products to sell (or if you are looking to buy), but please keep advertising to a minimum.

People from every religion are welcome, but preaching/witnessing/evangelising is not. If you're interested in religious debate of that nature, we suggest you seek out one of the many LJ communities dedicated to that purpose; people bringing such conversations into this one will likely be banned. This is a pluralist community, so respect other people who will have different faiths and levels of practice.

Communities of interest:


Links of interest:
http://www.zaadz.com - Dutch for "seeds", it's an interesting place full of inspiring stories and groups.
http://www.spinsterspin.com/taxonomy/term/9 - Crafty Spinster site, with link to podcast about crafting and some great ideas, including the Tiny Little Shrine, which is one of my current obsessions.

http://www.churchofcraft.org - the Church of Craft, a place of worship based on crafts instead of dogma, with several congregations across North America and Europe.
http://www.craftmemo.com - interesting web tool for artists and crafters.
http://www.sewingpatterns.com - just what it looks like. Clearinghouse listing for all sorts of brands of patterns.
http://www.etsy.com - like ebay but for handmade stuff.

http://www.rosaryarmy.com/ <- Has instructions for making cord rosaries.
http://www.rosaryshop.com/ <- Another Rosary Link.

http://www.iconsexplained.com/ <- Information and images of Icons from the Eastern Church.

http://home.att.net/~wegast/symbols/symbols.htm <- A good resource for christian symbols.

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/indexsnt.htm <- The official unofficial repository of information on the Saints.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_symbology <- Wikipedia's Saint Symbolism page.