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I'm Teaching for the Pomegranate Guild!

(From Wikipedia)   The pomegranate Punica granatum, is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between five and eight meters tall.

The pomegranate has been mentioned in many ancient texts, notably the Book of Exodus, the Homeric Hymns and the Qur'an.  In recent years, it has reached mainstream prominence in the commercial markets of North America and the Western Hemisphere.

Pomegranates were known in Ancient Israel as the fruits which the scouts brought to Moses to demonstrate the fertility of the "promised land".
It is traditional to consume pomegranates on Rosh Hashana, because the pomegranate, with its numerous seeds, symbolizes fruitfulness. Also, it is said to have 613 seeds, which corresponds with the 613 Mitzvot or commandments of the Torah.

This weekend I am teaching a class for The Pomegranate Guild of New Jersey. I am really excited to meet this group, I have my kits ready, and my supplies packed!

The Pomegranate Guild, is carrying on the long tradition of Judaic Needlework. They study the history of Judaic textiles, and learn about the symbols and motifs that have become such a touchstone of our culture. They create ceremonial objects and heirloom pieces, all with their heritage in mind. Meetings are "a rich blend of needlework, culture, tradition and religious practice."

The Shalom Card which can be used for any occasion or for any of the Jewish Holidays.

For my class, we will be stitching "A Year in Cards"which combines stitch work with papercraft. I am really looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great afternoon of stitching!

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