Church textile design project for Heponiemi Retreat Center. Client: The Helsinki Deaconess Institute. 2007.
My textile design work for the Heponiemi Centre of Silence included the hand-dying of a thick linen cloth, and the creation of a unique new element, a piece of stola jewellery, the Heponiemi Cross of Silence. Since 2007, the Cross of Silence has also been reproduced in the form of necklaces and earrings. The design of the cross is a combination of the transcending power of faith with utter simplicity of form. The cross design is the signature work of goldsmith Isto Kotavuopio.