Get inspired by this Aspen wedding chuppah with a mountain view
Chuppahs / Weddings

Get inspired by this Aspen wedding chuppah with a mountain view

The open skies and vast mountain ranges of Aspen provide a breathtaking backdrop for this romantic wedding chuppah created by floral designer and event stylist Frances Harjeet. Harjeet, whose firm Prema is based in Colorado, is known for her lush, romantic floral designs and impeccable styling. Her creations often emphasize our connection to nature. For … Continue reading

Add a lining to a challah cover with this simple technique
Challah Cover / Projects and Tutorials

Add a lining to a challah cover with this simple technique

Use this technique to add a lining to your challah cover and give it a clean, finished look without needing binding or trim. To illustrate, I’m the using the Cut and Sew Shalom Challah Cover fabric panel available through Spoonflower. That’s the Hebrew word “Shalom” in the center with clusters of pomegranates, figs, and quinces. … Continue reading

Introducing the Maraviglia Star – Free PDF Pattern
Free Patterns / Symbols

Introducing the Maraviglia Star – Free PDF Pattern

When looking for Jewish design inspiration, illustrated Jewish manuscripts offer a treasure trove of themes and forms. And now, the British Library has made dozens of illustrated manuscripts from the Middle Ages accessible online through the Hebrew Manuscripts Digitisation Project. Within the digitized collection you’ll find hand calligraphed Passover Haggadahs, daily prayer books, Kabbalistic texts, … Continue reading

How to embroider the stem stitch & a little hamsa to practice on
Embroidery / Free Patterns / Projects and Tutorials

How to embroider the stem stitch & a little hamsa to practice on

To embroider curved lines, the stem stitch makes a fabulous choice. It turns along curved lines beautifully, and you can vary the thickness of your embroidered line by varying the angle of the needle as you make the stitch. These stitch diagrams illustrate the how-to, and I’ve posted a little hamsa for you to practice … Continue reading

Introduction to Drawn Thread Embroidery – Open Sky Sukkah Workshop
Communities / Embroidery / Holidays / Projects and Tutorials / Sukkot

Introduction to Drawn Thread Embroidery – Open Sky Sukkah Workshop

This Sukkot I got the chance to lead a workshop for the Beacon Sukkah Project, a Sukkot-long program of arts and lectures organized by the Beacon Hebrew Alliance and Beacon Arts in Beacon, New York. To fit this year’s theme, “Open to the Sky,” I led an introduction to drawn thread embroidery, and thought I’d … Continue reading