Crocheting Comfort

Photos by Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
Dottie Wiley of Jasper crocheted a prayer shawl at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper on Thursday. Wiley gathers monthly with a group of women to crochet prayer shawls to be given to church members in need. “I look at it like putting your arms around somebody. Sometimes you just need a hug. We all do,” said Barb McCullough of Jasper about the comforting effect of the prayer shawls. The women shared stories of memorable prayer shawl recipients as they crocheted.


Barb McCullough, left, showed the prayer shawl she was working on to Elaine Weinberger, both of Jasper, at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper on Thursday.


Barb McCullough laughed as she crotched a prayer shawl with Elaine Weinberger at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper on Thursday.

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