Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Lion's Pride Woolspun
Vanna's Collection
Request Free Catalog
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
New Catalog
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
Free Catalog
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
Find a Store
post code:
more options   Click for more store-locator options

Stories from the Heart

Free Charity Patterns
Find a Charity
Register a Charity
Your Charity Story
Read Stories
Free Prayer Shawl Cards

Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

Got a story you'd like to share?  Click here to send it to our editors!


I started the Tallis Prayer Shawl ministry in January of 2006. We knit/crochet our shawls and pray for those in chemotherapy treatment particularly, and provide prayer shawls to all who feel a need for their comfort.

We usually provide 10 shawls and about 15 chemo caps a month to various hospitals in the St. Louis/St. Charles Missouri area. We attach a card to each shawl that tells the wearer the shawl was made especially for them by (name) and that group has prayed for them. We wrap the shawl in tissue paper and place it in a gift box with our Tallis Prayer Shawl Ministry explanation taped to each box.

We have received many, many thank you notes which are shared with all our members. It always amazes us how women who are undergoing cancer treatment can take the time to write a thank you note and affirm their belief in a community that lifts them up in prayer.

Below is our Tallis Prayer Shawl Ministry explanation and some pictures of the shawls made by our members.

Agnes Bolwell

Tallis Prayer Shawl Ministry

We are a group of women from all areas of the United States and from diverse backgrounds. We are involved in this ministry because we have all had occasion to need a hug, or a prayer or a kind thought. We are wives, widows, mothers, aunts and daughters. We are women reaching out to women.

Those of us in this ministry pray the shawls will envelop the wearer both physically and spiritually, in prayer and celebration, in joy and sorrow.
We sign our names to the shawls so the wearer will know she was thought of and prayed for while it was being made.
In return, we ask that the wearer pray for or think of us … that our ministry continues to be a source of comfort and strength.

May you be blessed by the LORD,
The maker of heaven and earth.
Psalm 115:15

Click here to read another story.
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font