Quilting Israeli Style
I’ve been a craft person since I was a kid, some 35 years. My favorite craftwork is Native American beading; loomwork, earrings and necklaces, but my eyesight isn’t the greatest so I’ve had to move on.
I’ve recently gone back to clay. I used to make pots, both on the wheel and hand building, but lately I’ve been attracted to millefiori or “many flower” designs. These are “canes” of clay, thinly rolled and then put together to make a design. It’s not easy! And takes a great deal of practice. Here is my Mother’s Day gift to mi mamma.
Star of David Clay Earrings
I’ve also tried my luck with Hamsas, but all these broke! They were too thin. I was going to hang charms from the bottom.
Anyhoo, this brings me to quilting which I have never done but was always attracted to it. Israeli quilting artists will be joining their European friends in August 2012 for an exhibition in Quilting.
I’m so excited about these designs. They reflect so much of what is Israel and what is in the Diaspora (Jewish life outside Israel). A real mix of the eclectic lifestyle that makes up the country.