handweaving, Jewish, Judaica, Liturgical Arts, tapestry, weaving
“Machanooga” is the Jewish Sunday School School in Chattanooga, presently located at my Temple, Mizah Congregation. This January/February Glyn and I have been teaching 6 of the students to weave, on rigid heddle looms. The Project, “Colors of Eretz Israel,” has a square woven by each student, representing Israel wildflowers.
The squares woven by the students (4th and 5th grade) are, clockwise from top left: Anemone, Bryony, Cornflower, Cyclamen, Aloe, and Mandrake. They were woven on Kromnski Harp rigid heddle looms. The center panel is a field of Galilee wildflowers, woven by Glyn om here Schacht 8-shaft loom. The blue strip is the River Jordan, woven by Will on his Schacht 4-shaft loom. Next Sunday the kids will help put on the finishing touches, and present the tapestry as a gift to Machanooga! You can see more pictures on our Facebook page, here: https://www.facebook.com/Ephods-Pomegranates-134191704087456/