Torah Stitch by Stitch
An International Project
Led by Canadian artist Temma Gentles, 450 stitchers of many faiths from 12 countries are already engaged in producing four verses each of the Torah. It now seems fairly certain that 1463 volunteers will produce a complete Hebrew Torah text on cloth in counted cross stitch. When assembled, verses and art work will produce a spectacular 248-column scroll measuring 2 meters high by 86 meters long.
The stitching requires only basic competence with a needle and the ability to read a graph. Each panel takes between 40 and 60 hours of stitching, less if you are an advanced stitcher. There is also room for personal artistic embellishments around the verses. Participation is open to women and men of any nationality and any religious persuasion, or none, as long as they respect the text and commit to finishing their verses within 6 months.
There is currently a backlog in producing kits, but your registration is welcome.
I am currently working with much pleasure on four verses from Genesis. If you are interested in participating visit us
for information and registration form. And if you need help with your stitching contact Elaine Frankowski for hands-on coaching.