Sew Your Own Judaica and Make Jewish Traditions Your Own.
With these 18 beginner-level projects, you can set your holiday table, bring a personal touch to weddings and bar/bat mitzvah celebrations, and decorate your home with the warmth of Jewish tradition. Sew your own tallit prayer shawl, challah cover, wedding chuppah, and more. A mix of modern projects and classic Judaica reinterpreted for today s sewing enthusiasts. With 100 illustrations to guide you, a section on basic techniques, and expert tips throughout. Flavored with interesting tidbits about the teachings and history behind classic Judaica and Jewish traditions. If you can set your machine to straight and zigzag stitches, you can make all the projects in this book. Reviews:
Jewish tradition and culture and handmade crafts combine in designer Bywater s collection of sewing projects. The "Shabbat and Holidays" section includes an appliquéd challah cover, a Havdalah spice pouch for Shabbat, and more. "Celebrations" features a wedding huppah, a kippah, a tallit with tzitzit strings, and tallit and tefillin bags. "Home" offers a mezuzah case with a vinyl covering, as well as several home decor items. The instructions are easy to follow, and additional information about the history and significance behind each of the items is provided. VERDICT The combination of handcrafting and Jewish tradition adds further value and meaning to these projects, and Bywater s approach is both thoughtful and celebratory.
Cathy Perlmutter, President, International Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework
Clear and beautifully illustrated...I especially like her detailed prayer shawl pattern/instructions, which answers all the questions beginners and beyond have been asking me for years about construction...A must-have for synagogue and Jewish school libraries.