ABOVE: Watercolour Challah coverpresented to a Bride at a Bridal Shower in 1998. Created "en pointe". This challah cover is loved in Beit Shemesh Israel
ABOVE: Watercolour Quilted Matzah Cover, created in 1999 for a bride in Toronto who loves pinks & corals.
ABOVE and ABOVE RIGHT: 1996/5756 The WATERCOLOUR QUILTED prayer shawl, was Marilyn's first watercolour quilting project..1996. It belongs to a woman in Sioux Falls South Dakota.
The ALEPH, on the LEFT, was assigned to WOMEN'S LEAGUE for CONSERVATIVE JUDAISM, Canadian Seaway Branch as their contribution to the 2000/5761 Biennial Convention, held in Washington DC in December 2000. The watercolour quilted background was prepared by MARILYN LEVY. There are graduated shades from light on the top to dark on the bottom representing the darkness without knowledge and moving UP to the light and brightness of knowledge.
The work is 12" wide by 16" high and is mounted on corefoam and padded.
The ALEPH was created in silk netting with gold and black cording around the edge. Note that the ALEPH is the same, up or down and the two alephs are identical but reversed. HARRIET LIEBMAN, of Toronto, Ontario did the beautiful couching, overlay and beading.
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" HANDMADE means it comes from the HEART"
ABOVE: 2001/5761 - The rear of a prayer shawl created from watercolour quilting. The colour values start dark at the lower edge and work their way up to light... the yellow sun and pale sky lead us up to heaven. This shawl was created for a very special person in Atlanta Georgia.
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LEFT: A celebration! A gift for a very special couple celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Tallitot with bands of watercolour quilting, trimmed in gold in honour of the occasion. (shown with their granddaughter).
Marilyn Levy, a custom textile artist from Hamilton, Ontario Canada, is known as the TALLITmaaven. She creates hand made Tallitot/ Tallis/ Talis/ Talesim/ talis katan and talit gadol. She creates coordinating Tallit bags, Tefillin bags, shofar bags and kippot/ kipas/ keepahs/ yarmulkes to complete the TALLIT/ talis set..
The TALLITmaaven's challah covers are treasured by their recipients for their personalization (matching decor, fine china, user's personalities, matching theme for weddings or B'nai mitzvot.). The TALLITmaaven prides herself in creating beautiful items that will be cherished for generations to come.
BELOW: a quilted square, created by Marilyn, using a watercolour quilting technique in combination with hand applique and embroidery, approximately 13" x 13" preparedas a contibution for a very special Jerusalem quilt being prepared for a synagogue in Jerusalem. This square, with its approx 613 french knots and beads (representing pomegranate seeds) represents the mitzvot. This will be joined with many other squares created by women from around the world to create a quilt celebrating women in Jewish history.
RIGHT: Autumn, 2004/5765: CHALLAH COVER commissioned for a 47th Wedding Anniversary Celebration combining skills of watercolour quilting, embroidery, textile design, hand applique and beading. tTradition tells us that a pomegranate has 613 seeds. There are 613 commandments that an adult Jew is supposed to fulfill every day. Marilyn has used a combination of French knots and beads to represent the 613 seeds in the appliqueed pomegranate.
ABOVE: WATERCOLOUR-QUILTED Wedding Pillow. This is truly a LOVE PILLOW as the Hebrew, "Ani ledodi ve dodi li." is hand-embroidered in yellow across the lower third of the design. A Pomegranate is appliqueed on the middle right side. This pomegranate has approximately 613 seeds (French Knots and hand beading) and gold couching leading from the top of the Pomegranate. Each couching stitch is beaded with a seed pearl. At the ends of the gold curves are crowns (hand-embroidered in gold, with red beads and seed pearls). The back of this pillow is gold dupioni silk and the piping is also gold dupioni silk. What a special gift for a special Bride and Groom! (or for a Special Anniversary gift). Contact us with your ideas.
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LEFT: Watercolour quilted pillow created for neutral-toned decor in living room. Backing is batik cotton coordinating with green/rust/sepia chair.
RIGHT: Rear of watercolour-quited pillow seen above LEFT. This fabric is a hand-dyed batik from Key West.
RIGHT: 2007/5767. Watercolour/watercolor quilted shawl-shaped tallit with watercolour quilted border in front. Lace atarah/collar was from dress that the Bat Mitzvah girl's Great-Grandmother wore to her mother's Bat Mitzvah. The green "loop" is from the dress her grandmother wore to the same Bat Mitzvah. This very custom tallit belongs to a young lady in the San Francisco area.
Click here to view the rear of this custom tallit.
ABOVE: Atarah with a verse from the owner's siddur asking for Peace in the Land of Israel.
BELOW RIGHT: (2007/5767) This very special Handmade Tallit was created from a gorgeous violet/mauve/purple/green/blue cotton batik fabric with watercolour quilting on front. It was custom made for a resident of the Los AngsAa.
BELOW LEFT: Handmade watercolour quilted Tallit Bag with embroidered Star of David Design to protect Tallit on Right. The Tallit was created especially for a Lady in the Los Angeles area. The names of her children are embroidered on each of the pinot (reinforcement corners). The owner loves purple.
BELOW: Kippah/yarmulke created to coordinate with this very special batik Tallit.
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Marilyn Levy of Hamilton Ontario. judaic textile artist creates custom kippot, challah covers, tallitot. chuppot, wimpels, and all other beautiful things to hiddur mitzvah, make the mitzvah more beautiful.
RIGHT: 22" PILLOW created from watercolour quilting and embroidered with the owner's name (in Greek). A rose is cross-stitched beside the name. YOUR NAME can be embroidered in many different fonts and languages.
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LEFT: Watercolour quilted challah cover created for a 2012 bride. She reviewed this site and chose a watercolour quilted challah cover with yellow font as shown.