New Free Pattern: Hand Embroidery Pattern for Tallit Atarah: “We Will Build this World with Love”
Atarah / embroidery / Free Patterns

New Free Pattern: Hand Embroidery Pattern for Tallit Atarah: “We Will Build this World with Love”

I’ve really been inspired by people who’ve put themselves on the line for the sake of building a better world. I’ve been looking for ways to contribute, if only small ways. This is one of those small ways. It’s a pattern for a hand embroidered atarah, a neckpiece for a tallit prayer shawl. The design … 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 / 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