Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels, 2010

In 2009, Beth El Synagogue in Durham, NC commissioned me to make five Torah mantels, or coverings from clothing and kippot, donated by the congregation. Members of the congregation string-pieced some of the materials for the project during a one-day family workshop held at the synagogue in the fall of 2009. The commission was initiated by the Egger family. I want to thank the Eggers, Laura Quigley and the staff, and the congregation at Beth El Synagogue for their faith in me and for all of their support, help and participation. The mantels were dedicated on January 22, 2010.

Follow the process posts for this project here.

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  5. Kristin L says:

    They turned out wonderful — so colorful, but not gaudy. They remind me somehow of Simms Tabak’s book “Joseph Had a Little Overcoat,” about making something out of nothing and not wasting a thing.

  6. Kimberley Jones says:

    Truly very lovely!

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