Hands-On Workshops

Jewish sewing embroidery workshops

Engage Community – Explore Jewish Tradition – Create & Have Fun!

Workshop participants create Jewish-themed projects while having fun and creating Judaica they can use at home and in their lives. Workshops are available for all skill levels including beginner, and they can involve sewing machines or hand sewing. These workshops are especially great for Sisterhood meetings, bar and bat mitzvah students, and families.

Workshops use ready-made materials kits. Most projects are designed for one session of 1.5-2 hours. During that session, participants can finish the project or learn the basic techniques to finish the project at home.

Tallit Kit Workshop Maria Bywater Sew JewishSpecial note about tallit workshops: The handmade tallit workshop is a multi-session project that can be tailored to fit your community’s needs. The workshop can be arranged during a series of after-school or evening classes or during a multi-day retreat. The materials and techniques can also be chosen to fit your community. This is a wonderfully flexible, meaningful, and fun workshop.

Teaching Options

In Every Generation Embroidery Finished Hooplas

  • On-site teaching by Sew Jewish author Maria Bywater.
  • Ready-made kits for a program led by your own local workshop leader.

Do you have a project or theme in mind? Let me design a custom project for your organization.

Contact Maria about Arranging a Workshop

Maria BywaterI’d love to lead your community in a hands-on workshop that celebrates Jewish life and the rich tradition of Jewish needlecrafts. For more details or to inquire about a workshop in your community, contact me through the form below. I look forward to hearing from you!

JBC Network Members: Maria is a member of the JBC READ ON Speaker Program. If your organization is a member of the Jewish Book Council Network, contact the JBC to inquire about arranging a hands-on workshop.

I will try to get back to you within one business day. If you don’t see an email from me in that time, please check your spam folder. I’m looking forward to working with you.