Challah cloth by Tenar

Summary

Category:
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2006-07-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2006-09-30T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I embroidered this challah cloth as a wedding present for the sister of a friend of mine. Pomegranates are a common symbol in Judaism, and I liked the look of a pomegranate tree, adapting an image I found online. I embroidered "Shabbat Shalom" ("Good Sabbath") on either side of the trunk, and put the bride and groom's names on top of the twin trunk. The text around the edge is a quotation from the Song of Songs, and I think it was the part about, "My beloved is mine, and I am his." The embroidery is mostly done in chain stitch, with some feather stitch for the border.

Challah is the traditional plaited loaf eaten at the Friday night Sabbath meal, and it is always covered with a challah cloth before the prayer is said over it. The couple is Orthodox Jewish, and I knew that the challah cloth would get a lot of use.

Materials: linen fabric, embroidery threads, metallic thread, glass seed beads.

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Loves

Cinda

Comments

Cinda

Another thoughtful and beautiful project! What a lucky couple to have something so lovely that they can use with such regularity.

Allegorical

Such a thoughtful project! It's really beautiful.

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