It's our 5 Year Anniversary!
St. Tabitha's Workshop was established on Oct 25th, 2017 when my first Orthodox Christian fabric designs were delivered to my house. The 30 initial designs came on a sample yard of fabric, ordered from Spoonflower on Oct 9th. When the fabric just happened to arrive on Oct 25th, I took this as a blessing from St. Tabitha, since we remember her on that day!
In the past 5 years, my collection of fabric designs has grown to 360 Orthodox Christian fabric designs for sale at Spoonflower, with many of those designs being cut-and-sew projects for the Orthodox home or school. I've also been blessed to worked with several other Orthodox mamas to create collaborative designs and products.
May St. Tabitha interceed for us, especially those named Tabitha or Dorcas, those who sew, and those who offer their talents in charity to widows and neighbors.
St. Tabitha's Workshop is Orthodox Christian-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and Made in America. I use digital design and a love of the realness of fabric to bring uniquely Orthodox ideas to fruition, whether for education or daily living.
St. Tabitha of Joppa has been a gracious patroness of my shop. Eastern Orthodox Christians remember her on Oct 25th, which is also the anniversary of receiving my first fabric design in the mail! The witness of her generosity, as described in Acts 9:36-42, is an inspiration to support non-profit and charitable efforts where possible.
Orthodox Christian Fabric
St. Tabitha's Workshop started with fabric design, and the North Carolina-based company Spoonflower has enabled me to design niche fabrics for Orthodox Christians by printing only what is needed. Through print-on-demand to the public, you can also buy my designs at Spoonflower, printed on any of the 24 kinds of cotton, polyester, and linen fabrics they support (and four kinds of wallpaper). Since designs are uploaded as digital files, I can overlay cut lines for the many DIY cut-and-sew projects I love to design, making it easy to sew on your own.
Handmade Textile Goods
Made in Houston, TX, USA by Orthodox Christian women! We make a wide variety of finished goods for the home, for people of all ages, for marking time, and for celebrating. Many of our finished goods are made with fabric designed in collaboration with Orthodox Christian artists, who are also faithful American mamas. Custom orders are the most enjoyable to complete; contact me using the "Contact" link at the bottom of the page to start a conversation about something unique you've been looking for.
DIY Sewing Projects & Crafts
Most of the finished goods for sale on my website are also available as a DIY fabric or kit. Designed for beginner sewists, and appealing to experienced sewists as well, you'll find fabric, kits, and detailed instructions (with photos) for a wide variety of projects both at the link below and at Spoonfower.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Orthodox Christian church school curriculum follows a Montessori mindset and encourages beautiful, realistic Sunday School materials. The curriculum's philosophy includes the importance of the teachers (or at least the parish's own community) making or finding the items used in the lessons. I have worked with the formation leaders of the American Antiochian Archdiocese CGS program to develop easy-to-make fabric items for the atrium: fabric with cut lines printed on it (no paper patterns!), Orthodox fabric designs in a child-sized scale and a fraction of the cost, and detailed sewing instructions with photos that a beginner can follow.