When selecting fabrics for custom creations, many factors must go into consideration. There are moments in which we may view a particular fabric, and the Lord will give us a vision for a garment, billow, streamer, or other use for it. There are other times when the Lord may reveal an elaborate presentation idea, and we must find the fabric that brings it to life.
Depending upon where we live, accessing the right types of fabric may be a challenge in selection and expense. Larger metropolitan cities may have fabric districts where a large selection is available and more cost-effective. Smaller towns may have few suppliers, who will usually have higher prices due to location challenges. In the age of internet business, many of us can have fabric shipped to our homes. The disadvantage may be that we cannot see the detail and feel the texture of the fabric before we buy it.
In order to uphold symbolic representation, we should be discerning as to the images that may be embroidered onto the fabric. There are also options to have fabric with custom embroidery. We are not limited by what is being manufactured. If the Lord is showing us a vision that He wants us to bring to pass, then He will also give us the people and tools that we need to make it happen.
Exodus 26:31 (NKJV)
“You shall make a veil woven of blue, purple, and scarlet thread, and fine woven linen. It shall be woven with an artistic design of cherubim.
Exodus 39:22 (NKJV)
He made the robe of the ephod of woven work, all of blue.
Acts 9:39 (NKJV)
Then Peter arose and went with them. When he had come, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood by him weeping, showing the tunics and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.
Acts 16:14 (NKJV)
Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul.