Make some waves! Learn how to sew wave tucks for a handmade hand towel in this first video tutorial based on a project in the Sew Jewish book: the al natilat yadayim hand towel.
I designed this hand towel especially for the hand washing before eating bread and before eating the matzah during the Passover Seder. After all, a special hand washing deserves a special hand towel! The wave tucks evoke flowing water and the idea of mayyim hayyim –living waters– and spiritual renewal. I wrote a bit more about the background behind the design in an earlier post about the challenge of designing Judaica without using Jewish symbols.
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