Category Archives: hamsa

Really? A hamsa air freshener?

In Mount Vernon, Wa I found this hamsa shaped air freshener. I’m amazed that hamsas have become this mainstream. Not only that, but it has rainbow stripes on it.

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I’m teaching Fusible Machine Applique Aug. 4th

I’m teaching Fusible Machine Applique Aug. 4th at Hello Stitch Click here for more info, and to sign up. Here’s an example:   Aug 4 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM At Hello Stitch Studio, 1708 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703 I will teach … Continue reading

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Look at all these hamsas!

My friend the hamsa expert in Israel sent me this photo of an exhibit of “Khamsas,” at the Museum for Islamic Art, in Jerusalem. it’s there right now. Unfortunately I’m not there to see it.

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Hamsa class this Sunday!

I’m teaching my Hamsa class again this Sunday in Berkeley at the JCCEB, 1414 walnut St. Here’s a link to sign up: https://catalog.lehrhaus.org/course/2018/winter/A150-BJ/  There is still lots of room in the class, but enough have signed up so that it … Continue reading

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12 x 12 show opening

Here I am at the opening of the 12 x 12 show last Sunday. All the quilts to my right are mine. This year everyone could have up to eight of their twelve pieces in the show. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Stenciled bag

I found an old canvas bag, and stenciled both sides. The hamsa stencil was made from the freezer paper left over from designing a 12 x 12 hamsa. The mandala was a raizelech or snowflake, also cut out of freezer … Continue reading

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Video of me!

Here’s a brand new video of me teaching you how to make a paper-cut hamsa. https://www.bimbam.com/paper-cutting-hamsa/ There are two more videos coming soon.  

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Making my own stencils

Although I had a great time exploring stencils in April’s class yesterday, I missed using my own imagery. Flowers and insects are great, but I missed hamsas and pomegranates. So I decided to make some of my own. Here are … Continue reading

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Pomegranate hamsa quilted

I sewed a straight stitch on both sides of each vine! Although labor intensive, this is quicker than the zigzagging I used to do on each edge. Here is a detail:

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Hamsa with pomegranates

Here is the hamsa I’m working on. I wanted to see how small I could cut the fabric with an Xacto knife. I think this is the smallest I can cut. It was rather frustrating to work on. However it … Continue reading

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