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

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

How to sew fleece appliques for this super snuggly aleph-bet cuddle blanket – Video tutorial
Applique / Baby and Kids / Projects and Tutorials

How to sew fleece appliques for this super snuggly aleph-bet cuddle blanket – Video tutorial

When the weather turns chilly it’s a great time to make a super snuggly aleph-bet cuddle blanket for a little one in your life. This second tutorial based on the Sew Jewish book features: For sewists new to applique: Detailed description and demonstration of techniques for getting beautifully finished machine appliques. For even experienced applique … Continue reading