Torah Needlepoint Pattern
What is a Torah?
Imagine a bible, handwritten on cowskin parchment, and rolled up and stored in a gorgeous velvet (or satin) and gold case.
- strong, blank needlepoint canvas
- needlepoint needle
- white yarn (for the background)
- gold yarn (for the trim)
- brown yarn (for the handles)
- black yarn (for the outlines)
- burgundy or any other color yarn (for center of the Torah)
Left click on the grid to save the pattern. Enlarge the program using Windows Paint or another program. Use the screen as a stitching guide or print out the pattern onto four sheets of paper and tape them together to make a single diagram.
Starting at the lower right edge of the canvas, begin stitching the pattern in the graph onto your canvas.
Bring the needle up from behind the canvas and up through hole #1.
Push the needle down through hole #2.
Repeat this same stitch throughout the entire project.
Note: Do NOT knot the thread. Instead let a short tail of thread hang out the back of the canvas and try to use your subsequent stitching to secure it.
When the graph changes colors, change the color of the yarn. If only a few stitches are required, instead of switching yarn, just jump to the next area.