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Completing Creation

Completing Creation

Earlier this week, I worked with the three and four-year-olds at Kol Ami in White Plains.
Click here to see pictures of them making art about the days of Creation.

Once they were done composing the art work about each day, I took their pieces home to iron and sew all the elements in place. I used free motion stitching to secure each and every piece to make sure nothing falls off the completed art when it is hung in the school. For some of the pieces, like Day 1 shown on the left below, I used variegated thread to reach all their pieces. For other pieces, like Day 5 shown in the center below, I used clear thread around each piece so the stitching would’t take away from the students’ work. And for others, like Day 3 on the right below, I used a combination of these. For Day 3, blue variegated thread secures the water while clear thread outlines the trees and flowers.

sewlightdark sewbird sewflowers

Once everything was stitched in place, I added a backing and a hanging sleeve so the art can be hung in the school. The finished work is below. I can’t wait to see it hanging in the synagogue!


Day 1: Light and Dark


Day 2: Water and Sky



Day 3: Land, Sea, and Plants


Day 4: Sun, Moon and Stars



Day 5: Birds and Fish


Day 6: Animals and People


Day 7: Shabbat


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