Follow the Thread

Follow the Thread: An Embroidery Workshop Led by Ida Ferdman

Both art and craft, embroidery combines skill and imagination, inspiration and invention, mindfulness and meditation. Embroidery is playing with needle, thread, color, texture, and shape to create images that speak to you.

Best of all, anyone can learn to embroider; it does not require prior knowledge or artistic talent.

Embroidery has been my passion for fifty-five years since I was eight years old when my mother taught me a few simple stitches, then told me to fly. Now, I enjoy helping others develop a passion for this ancient art.

During this four-week workshop, I will teach several hand embroidery stitches to help participants start their journeys (I will not be teaching needlepoint or cross stitch). Prior to the first class, I will email participants a list of materials they will need to buy. Then, I will help the class create designs, select color palettes, choose fabrics, and transfer designs onto fabric.

If you have ever wanted a unique challah or matzo cover, tallit or tallit bag, kippah, pouch for your yad, or any other item, this is the class for you!

Please join me as we experiment, explore, and discover the joy of embroidery.

Place: Temple Emek Shalom

Dates: November 9, 16, 30 & December 7

Time: 1:00-3:00

Class Limit: 10     Sign-Up here.

Cost: Materials


Some of Ida’s creations.