elettaria: (Chocolate teapot)
I'm just back from London, and will write about my adventures properly later, though it may be friends-locked. Meanwhile, here are photos of the finished holy tea towel challah cloth and the mug I made for D.

Pictures! And explanations )
elettaria: (Chocolate teapot)
I'm just back from London, and will write about my adventures properly later, though it may be friends-locked. Meanwhile, here are photos of the finished holy tea towel challah cloth and the mug I made for D.

Pictures! And explanations )
elettaria: (Spinet)
I'm going to a wedding next month, and I've just realised that there will be a walking stick problem. There will doubtless be lots of times when I don't want to have the walking stick around, for instance in the synagogue, during the meal and so on. In my experience, if you park it on the back of a chair it falls off with a loud clatter, and if you slide it right under a table it sneaks out and bites the ankles of people six feet away. I do have a foldable walking stick (third from bottom), provided I can strip and revarnish the handle, which is sadly chipped. When folded, it's about 40 cm long by 14 wide (for the handle), although if I bother to make it shorter before folding (I'm assuming it'll be set to fairly high as I'll be wearing heels) it will only be 31 cm long; bit of a hassle but manageable if I'm really desperate. It tends to spring open if given a chance, so either you put something on it to keep it together (like a big hairband) or put it in the bag in such a way that it won't leap out at you.

I think I'll have to make the bag myself )Cross-posted to my journal, [livejournal.com profile] sew_hip and [livejournal.com profile] chroniccrafters, and edited to add a picture of my stick.
elettaria: (Spinet)
I'm going to a wedding next month, and I've just realised that there will be a walking stick problem. There will doubtless be lots of times when I don't want to have the walking stick around, for instance in the synagogue, during the meal and so on. In my experience, if you park it on the back of a chair it falls off with a loud clatter, and if you slide it right under a table it sneaks out and bites the ankles of people six feet away. I do have a foldable walking stick (third from bottom), provided I can strip and revarnish the handle, which is sadly chipped. When folded, it's about 40 cm long by 14 wide (for the handle), although if I bother to make it shorter before folding (I'm assuming it'll be set to fairly high as I'll be wearing heels) it will only be 31 cm long; bit of a hassle but manageable if I'm really desperate. It tends to spring open if given a chance, so either you put something on it to keep it together (like a big hairband) or put it in the bag in such a way that it won't leap out at you.

I think I'll have to make the bag myself )Cross-posted to my journal, [livejournal.com profile] sew_hip and [livejournal.com profile] chroniccrafters, and edited to add a picture of my stick.
elettaria: (Red rose)
[livejournal.com profile] ritual_art is now in existence. Anyone who's interested in discussing arts and crafts related to religious and spiritual purposes, do come along. A co-moderator or two would be very welcome.
elettaria: (Red rose)
[livejournal.com profile] ritual_art is now in existence. Anyone who's interested in discussing arts and crafts related to religious and spiritual purposes, do come along. A co-moderator or two would be very welcome.
elettaria: (Vespucci)
My best friend's kid sister (who's three years older than my boyfriend, but I'll ignore that, I've known her since she was three and I'm allowed to call her that) is getting married in October. I'm thinking of making them a challah cloth for the wedding, does it strike you as a good present for a young couple? I'm not sure of her level of observance, but I spoke to her mother last night who says that they do Friday night and seemed to think it would be a good present. I'm still fairly new at sewing and embroidery, although I made my own tallit last year and will hopefully be embroidering a Torah mantle once we sort it out with the shul council.

Any ideas for designs, and what size would people recommend? I have to confess that I don't do challah myself, being vegan, and anyway my family has always gone for a single challah whereas I think they use two. At the moment I'm gazing at a challah cloth my grandmother made which is 18" by 21" and trying not to think that I'm turning into my grandmother. Current design idea is a pomegranate tree. Read more... )

Would anyone be interested in joined an interfaith community for crafts and such related to religion and spirituality, by the way? I know people who make rosaries and people who make tzitzit, for instance.

cross-posted to my journal, [livejournal.com profile] faith_feminists and [livejournal.com profile] jewishwomen
elettaria: (Vespucci)
My best friend's kid sister (who's three years older than my boyfriend, but I'll ignore that, I've known her since she was three and I'm allowed to call her that) is getting married in October. I'm thinking of making them a challah cloth for the wedding, does it strike you as a good present for a young couple? I'm not sure of her level of observance, but I spoke to her mother last night who says that they do Friday night and seemed to think it would be a good present. I'm still fairly new at sewing and embroidery, although I made my own tallit last year and will hopefully be embroidering a Torah mantle once we sort it out with the shul council.

Any ideas for designs, and what size would people recommend? I have to confess that I don't do challah myself, being vegan, and anyway my family has always gone for a single challah whereas I think they use two. At the moment I'm gazing at a challah cloth my grandmother made which is 18" by 21" and trying not to think that I'm turning into my grandmother. Current design idea is a pomegranate tree. Read more... )

Would anyone be interested in joined an interfaith community for crafts and such related to religion and spirituality, by the way? I know people who make rosaries and people who make tzitzit, for instance.

cross-posted to my journal, [livejournal.com profile] faith_feminists and [livejournal.com profile] jewishwomen

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