Strappy Journal workshop at Beth Jacob Synagogue
I have been in a total workshop-o-rama lately – it has been chaotic, but I’m loving it!
This past weekend, I taught my Strappy Journal workshop at Beth Jacob Synagogue in Montpelier, VT.
I got to work with a lovely group of 10 women. We were a cozy bunch!
The Synagogue is taking part in a community-wide book read which includes People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks. I have meant to read this book for a while now. It’s about a woman tasked to work on conserving a Sarajevo Haggadah. Embarrassingly, I usually only read books about bookbinding (the non-fiction kind).
I really enjoy watching people sew. This particular binding, once you get the hang of it, offers a meditative sewing experience. Folks in the workshop seemed to pick up on it pretty quickly.
I love that the Synagogue chose a craft workshop that related to their book club reading. There’s so much potential in teaching workshops in nontraditional settings. I hope I have the opportunity to do more of it!