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Local needlework artists
provide Judaic keepsakes
for family and friends
SUZANNE CHESSLER SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS
obin Lash learned about needlepoint
from her grandmother and used
those skills for the first time to make
a special gift. Although Mrs. Lash
watched and appreciated the work
that went into her grandmother's flo-
ral-patterned furniture covers, she
chose religious themes for her own
"For my grandfather's 75th birthday, I made him
a blue velvet tallis bag with two lions holding the
Jeff and Jennifer Hollander
display their chuppah panel.
10 Commandments," said Mrs. Lash, who teach-
es music at Hillel Day School.
"He was very religious and very proud to be Jew-
ish, and I thought the gift would be very mean-
ingful to him.
"When my grandfather passed away, the tallis
bag went to my uncle, George Gordon, and he told
me how meaningful it was for him to have a hand-
made religious gift with a family history."
Mrs. Lash, who always enjoyed sewing and cro-
cheted yarmulkes when that was in style, takes ba-