Hands-On Workshops

Workshops are available for all skill levels including beginner, using sewing machines or hand needlecrafts. These workshops are especially great for after school programs, Sisterhood meetings, and family programs.

Most workshops use ready-made material kits and are designed for one session of 1.5-2 hours. The projects are designed so that participants who don’t finish the project during the session learn the basic techniques to finish the project at home. And a specially designed collection of needle craft kits enables everyone to create a finished project during one session — no matter what their skill level!

tallis class workshop teacherSpecial 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

  • On-site teaching by Sew Jewish author Maria Bywater.
  • Ready-made kits for a program led by your own local workshop leader. Includes access to an online video tutorial.

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!

Jewish Book Council Network members can also arrange a workshop through the JBC’s READ ON Speaker Program.

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.