Classes & Events

Beacon Sukkah Project 2017 Drawn Thread Embroidery Workshop

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To inquire about hosting a class or event, contact the Jewish Book Council’s Speakers’ Bureau or email me at maria.bywater {at}

Dove embroidery design how to backstitchSew a Little Peace: An Open to the Sky Event
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Polhill Park, at the corner of 9D and Main Street
Beacon, NY
Join us for stitching in the sukkah. We’ll embroider a dove hoopla suitable for hanging in your home. Beginning embroiderers welcome. Materials provided. A session of the week-long Beacon Sukkah Project organized by the Beacon Hebrew Alliance.

Jewish sewing classMake a Passover Matzah Cover!
March 11, 2018
Beetle and Fred
Beacon, NY
The matzah fabric makes this cover fun enough for the kids’ table and cool enough for the adults’ table.
Printable flyer for your organization.

Holiday Dove Hoopla
December 3, 2017
Beetle and Fred
Beacon, NY
A Sunday afternoon of relaxing stitching and create a little dove hoopla, perfect for holiday decorating. No prior embroidery experience needed.

Facebook Live: All About Wedding Chuppahs
October 29, 2017
Hosted by The chuppah is a deeply traditional element of the Jewish wedding ceremony, and also one with a great deal of flexibility as far as what style you use, which makes it a great opportunity to make the ceremony your own. See a replay on the Facebook page.

Beginner Sewing ClassCell Phone Sleeping Bag
October 22, 2017
Beetle and Fred
Beacon, NY
A pouch to stash away your phone for some screen-free time.

Open to the Sky: The Beacon Sukkah Project
Sukkot 2017
Beacon Hebrew Alliance
Beacon, NY
Inspired by the festival topic “Open Spaces,” a workshop on drawn thread embroidery.

Introduction to Hand-Applique
February 5, 2017
The Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County
Newburgh, NY

Make Your Own Tallit
January 19, 2017
Temple Beth Shalom
Needham, MA

Family Day Havdalah Spice Bag Workshop
November 20, 2016
Temple B’nai Or
Morristown, NJ

Design Your Own Challah Cover
November 15, 2016
Chabad of Eastern Orange County
New Windsor, NY

Make Your Own Tallit
March 8, 15 and 30, 2016
Beacon Hebrew Alliance
Beacon, NY

Jewish embroidery class Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County