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Tattered and Mended

The study was based on the book, Tattered and Mended: The Art of Healing the Wounded Soul by Cynthia Ruchti, a Spiritual Growth selection from the 2018 UMW Reading Program.

Artisans can reclaim exquisite beauty from the broken, frayed, and hopefully shattered—perhaps once thought beyond repair. But what about us? What of the wounds that keep us from living the life we want to live? In Tattered and Mended, readers walk through a gallery of reclaimed and restored art as well as broken and restored lives of those who have gone before us. With a gentle touch and personable wisdom, Cynthia Ruchti shows how even the most threadbare soul can once again find healing and hope.

Below you will find resources that we developed for you to use in creating your own program.  Please feel free to adapt and use them to meet your needs.

Session 1

Facilitator: Cecelia Long (West Ohio)

Chapter 10: Broken Furniture Refurbishing



Tapestry by Carol King

Session 2

Facilitator: Beth Vanoli (West Ohio)

Chapter 5: Tapestry Restoration



Session 3

Facilitator: Lynn Baker (Arkansas)

Chapter 8: Stained Glass Recovery



Session 4:

Facilitator: Lynn Calvert (Iowa)

Chapter 1: The Art of Mending the Soul 


Power Point


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