Sheila Allen

Artist bio

Sheila Allen- I am a self taught knitter but friend taught crocheted in 2002. My love of knitting has helped me through my darkest days in my life. I was Able to continue to knit once I left an abusive relationship and use my knitting to open up a comversation about my past and share how my faith carried me through all the darkness. I am Happily married (4. Years) I have 2 boys, 8 and 4 and they are my joy. I love running, knitting, reading and curently working on writing my memoir. Leslie Roscoe- happily married with a passion for animals and people. She is a firefighter, and in school for ems training. She also love crafting, and reading. She volunteers as an animal foster home. She has a big heart and is always willing to help others.


Suit up

Artist Statement

The top is crocheted and has fabric sewn on the top. The pants are a mixture of crochet and knit. The helmet is knitted. The shield and sword are cut from construction board. The Sandles are made from cardboard and acrylic yarn.

How it fits into contest

We took the literal direction and made a suit of armor. My inspiration came from remembering when I left an abusive relationship in 2012 and how hard I prayed and kept tight to my faith to get me through the tough trial in my life.
The armor of God means everything. It means hope that we can get through all troubles because of what the Lord equips us with.


Sheila-crocheted top, knitted/crocheted pants, made sandles, knitted helmet,

Leslie- sword, shield, sewed on fabric to the top armor, and made the belt

How to Purchase this Artwork

Type of work: a unique original
Purchase price: $620

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