Workshop Size - 10 people
Registration Closes - Wednesday, March 14th
Huck embroidery is Swedish Weaving which uses a dull tapestry needle to go in and out of floats to create patterns. Unlike cross stitch, you don't go through the fabric- rather the needle floats on top of the fabric picking up the floats. Once you master it, it is totally addictive and wonderful. In this workshop, attendees will work on a Challah/Bread Cover.
Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray has been creating tallit/prayer shawls for over 20 years beginning with her four sons for their Bar Mitzvah services. She learned the technique from Ellen Temkin, of Barnstable, MA who realized the horizontal designs of Swedish Weaving would be applicable to tallit making.
Deborah has been creating prayer shawls, challah covers, bookmarks, table runners using this technique. She has taught dozens of students who are now teachers of huck, and happily committed to creating them for their families and friends. Deborah's book, Jewish Huck Embroidery is full of photos and instructions on the art of tallit making.
Deborah has been the cantor at Congregation Shir Shalom of Westchester and Fairfield Counties since 1999 and is a writer, recording artist and cellist in her spare time.
Attendees to bring: DMC Pearl Cotton #5 threads- 2 skeins each of 4-5 colors three should be the same shade - dark, medium, and light.
(all other materials & tools included in price)