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The mission of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework is to pass needlework traditions to other generations of women and men through the sharing of knowledge and techniques needed to create handcrafted items intended for both Jewish ritual and cultural use. We strive to do this in an atmosphere of camaraderie with others and our joy in being Jewish.


Challah Cover - Multimedia

By Adrienne Kupperburg

Knitted Lace Challah Cover by Constance Pallas

Worked by Dayna Nadelman

Challah Cover

Design by Laura Wallins

Candle Mat by Barbara Sanofsky

Design by Laura Wallins

French Wire Ribbon Flowers

Design by Leslie Levison

Quilling - Seven Species

Design by Naomi Lipsky

Quilted "Chic Shin"

Design by Cheryl Lynch

"I Never Met a Challah Cover I Didn't Love"

Design by Mae Rockland Tupa

Click on the Convention 2019 logo below for information.

Thanks to the British Library for their interest in the following project, undertaken by Independent Pomegrante Guild member Sheila Franklin (image and text excerpted fromĀ The Paper Pomegranate, Summer 2018).

Independent member Sheila Franklin stitched this Maraviglia Star of David pattern originally found as a hand drawn sketch in the margin of a 15th Century Siddur. The prayer book was created by scribe and artist Joel ben Simeon for Menahem ben Samuel and his daughter, Maraviglia.

Discovered in the British Library’s collection of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, the pattern was refined by Guild member Maria Bywater, and offered as a free PDF pattern download on her website:

Sheila envisioned the pattern done in gold work, and worked it in various gold threads and wires. The outlines are all gold wire. The white and blue stitching was done with silk thread and it is embellished with small sequins, seed beads and pearls. The stitching was done on dupioni silk and backed by broadcloth. The finished piece was further enhanced with blue matting in a circular gold-tone frame.

Donations to the Pomegranate Guild: Send donations to Pomegranate Guild, P.O. Box 60953, Longmeadow, MA 01116. Donations can also be made through PayPal. Click the Donate button below.

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Patterns & Projects: Available in the Members Only section.

Convention Photo Gallery: Available in the Members Only section.

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Last Updated: December 11, 2018

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