Embroidering with Maria Bywater: An Open to the Sky Event

Embroidering fabric isn’t always about adding decorative threads. Sometimes it’s about removing threads from the fabric to create open spaces. We’ll explore the traditional craft of drawn thread embroidery and learn several stitches while embroidering a bookmark. You can use these stitches to embroider open spaces in garments and Judaica as well as works of fiber art.

Open to the Sky is a reimagining of the ancient Jewish holiday of Sukkot. A sukkah (pronounced sue-kah) is a  sand mandala of a building, open to the sky and used for seven days around the time of the fall harvest and then dismantled. It's rickety and tenuous, creating the illusion of permanence and highlighting the impermanence of everything. For more information about the holiday and Open to the Sky, please click here

All of the programs of Open to the Sky are offered without charge; however, there are (of course) costs associated with the construction and maintenance of this project. If you can help support Open to the Sky with a donation of any size, please click here.

October 6th, 2017 10:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Phone: 845.831.2012

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