We are proud to participate in the 2016
MONTEAGLE FOG FESTIVAL
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
February 12, 13 and 14
Studio Open House, Weaving Demonstrations, Items for sale, Refreshments
1805 Laurel Lake Drive, Monteagle
Friday & Saturday, February 12, 13
Studio Open House 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weaving Demonstrations at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 14
Studio Open House 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weaving Demonstration at 2:00 p.m.
Directions: Turn on to Laurel Lake Drive beside the Mountain Goat Market and go about 2 miles. We are the first driveway on the right after the big Bear Den sign. (Look for the red Fog Festival sign.
There will be a special 10% Fog Fest Discount on all items.
Here is some of our studio inventory of shawls, scarves, table runners, clergy stoles, etc.:
Three new Prayer Shawls from Glyn. Named for women of faith, these shawls may also be used as wraps when you want your outfit to have a closer connection to your spirituality. They measure approximately 24″ x 72″ excluding the fringe. $200 each with free shipping. Message or email me to order, or click through this site to our Amazon Shop.
The Colors of Iona: In the Scottish Hebrides
For many years we made annual trips to the Isle of Iona, off the west coast of Scotland. It was always at the end of April, when days could be as beautiful as the picture above, or cold and dreary with rain and sleet coming down sideway, lashing at the windows of our little cottage.
It was on those cold, wet days and nights that our idea for the Iona Shawl was born. We would wrap ourselves in their soft, warm comfort, sip hot tea, and nibble on shortbread cookies. We still wear our Iona Shawls today here at RavenOak Cottage, when the days are cold and dreary on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee.
Now, through Ephods & Pomegranates, we’d like to make the Iona Shawl available to you.
These hand-woven shawls are custom order only, so you will need to connect with us to talk about color options. We use only Lion Brand Homespun acrylic in the warp, and some examples are shown below. Each shawl is about 24″ wide, and 96″ long, with fringe.
The Iona Shawl sells for $200.00.
There are three ways you can begin the ordering process:
By telephone at 610-357-7291
SAMPLE COLORS. Please contact us before placing your order to ensure color availability. Other colors may be available, please check with us.
- North End Rocks, 2. Granite Sunset, 3. Purple Heather, 4. The Nunnery, 5. Machair Grass, 6. Sea Foam
It was 19 degrees when we woke up this morning at Ephods & Pomegranates. But we have lots of scarves and shawls to keep us and you warm!
Some are available for purchase online at our Amazon Shop:
Some are available right here at our studio in Monteagle
Winter and Dress Scarves and Shawls:
Our “Mountain Goat” Line, 100% cotton
Hagar Shawl Sarah Shawl
Midnight Frost Scarf Starry Night Scarf
Some are available at Taylor’s Mercantile in Sewanee or through us.
Sewanee Cross Pattern:
The Tallit Prayer Shawl
These Prayer Shawls are for your personal use in prayer, shown here
in light or dark blue stripes,
but other colors/designs are possible
They are approximately 21″ wide by 8′ long (plus fringe)
and can be fitted with Tassels at the four corners.
They are made from 100% mercerized cotton and are gently washable,
though we recommend dry cleaning.
What makes a Tallit Kosher?
Our Tallits are about 21″ – 22″ wide and 8′ long plus fringe, which makes them the narrower, around the shoulders version rather than the larger over the head type. They are made from a single fiber, 100% cotton, and the four fringes (tzitzit) are made from the same fiber. They are tied in our own style, with five knots. Of course you could add your own, in any of the traditional styles. There are many opinions about what makes a proper Tallit, but we feel confident ours are appropriate to wear in Temple in most places, as well as at home. Our reference is this excellent article in Ben’s Tallit Shop.
Check with your own Rabbi about wearing in Temple.
Allow 4 – 6 Weeks for Delivery
The Tallits shown here were woven by Will.
You can ask for your design and color for the stripes, within some limitations.
The Sarah and Hagar shawls are finished. Worked in different yarns on the same warp, because of their shared lives as wives of Abraham, these two shawls represent the lives of the first two matriarchs of scripture. I will be posting meditations on these women shortly.
Woven by Glyn – Price $175.00 as shown
cotton and wool, and other
Special orders available
There are many unfortunate versions in European folklore of the story of the “Wandering Jew.” Most prevalent is that of a Jewish shoemaker who taunted Jesus on His way to the crucifixion, and was condemned by Jesus to wander the world forever, until the Second Coming. It is unfortunately the product of medieval European anti-Semitism. Yet it has its origins in Scripture, in the beloved Confession of the Faith of Abraham in Deuteronomy:
A wandering Aramean was my father,
he went down to Egypt and sojourned there,
he and just a handful of his brothers at first, but soon
they became a great nation, mighty and many.
The Egyptians abused and battered us,
in a cruel and savage slavery.
We cried out to God, the God-of-Our-Fathers:
He listened to our voice, he saw
our destitution, our trouble, our cruel plight.
And God took us out of Egypt
with his strong hand and long arm, terrible and great,
with signs and miracle-wonders.
And he brought us to this place,
gave us this land flowing with milk and honey.
So here I am. (Deuteronomy 26)
So it is not strange that one day someone would give the name “Wandering Jew” to various varieties of spreading ground cover plants. We have one such plant growing beautifully in a hanging basket on our front porch at Dayenu Cottage. In the mornings it captures the light of the rising sun in a glorious burst of purple radiance. As we finished our Mist on the Mountain shawl, it seemed a good idea to switch from a silver weft to a purple weft, and change the weaving design to a more “wandering” twill variation. So on the loom now is the completed “Mist on the Mountain,” and the newly begun “Wandering Jew.” Please contact us for pricing, or for other orders.
Above: The changeover from “Mist on the Mooutain” to “Wandering Jew,” and the beginnings of “Wandering Jew.”