Wheat: Jewish Symbol of Abundance and God’s Promises Fulfilled
Holidays / Shavuot / Symbols

Wheat: Jewish Symbol of Abundance and God’s Promises Fulfilled

Wheat. It’s the quintessential summer crop. And a widely-evoked symbol in Jewish art and design. In the Torah, wheat is one of the seven species of agricultural crops that signify the abundance of the Promised Land. The association comes from the Torah narrative of the Israelites’ approach to the Promised Land after traveling for forty … 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