Hanukkah - also spelled as Chanukkah - is known as the Jewish Festival of Lights and last for 8 days and night. As per the Jewish calendar, the celebration starts on the 25th day of Kislev. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jew over the Greeks in the battle led by Judah Maccabee, the miracle of the oil in the Menorah, and the rededication of Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
The dreidel is a four-sided spinning top, used to play a traditional game during the eight days of Hanukkah. Each side of the top features a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet - nun, gimel, hay and shin. This embroidery pattern features an image of all four sides of the dreidel.
The full-size .jpg pattern is featured. You can easily enlarge or reduce the size to suit your needs and embroider the simple design using a variety of surface embroidery stitches using your favorite type of embroidery thread.
The center square area is designed to be worked in the herringbone stitch, and a detail of the stitch is given in the directions to help you stitch the area properly.
Work the design in the traditional Hanukkah colors of blue and silver on white, or use bright primary colors for a festive look the kids will love.
Another terrific option: Work the entire design without the flames on the candles. Then, make the flames separately in needlepoint, or stitch them from felt and attach the flames to the Hanukkiyah using a small tab of hook and loop tape during the eight days of Hanukkah for a safe, fire-proof holiday.
Just 4 colors of pearl cotton are used on 18-mesh canvas, and the design is worked in over 10,000 individual stitches.
If you are not into needlepoint, the design can also be worked in cross stitch on aida fabric as well.
Crochet a wine bottle cozy to transport your bottle of wine in style!
The design is worked in chunky, machine washable yarn using the basic cozy pattern, which is then embellished with ribbons, appliques and other trims.
The design of the cozy is meant to fit a square bottle, can be easily adapted or elongated to fit any size of wine bottle, and would make a great gift during the Hanukkah season.
Having a bazaar? These would sell like hot latkes!
Work this gorgeous cuff in Peyote Stitch as a Hanukkah gift, or make it for yourself using white, opal and yellow Size 11 Delica beads.
Peyote stitch was named after a Native American beading technique, and is used to make a "fabric" of beads by weaving them together in hand (no loom is used) in an offset row method. When completed, no thread shows between the bead or row, thus creating an erstwhile "fabric" of beads.
Work a variety of Cross Stitch patterns for Hanukkah including menorahs, stars of David and more, including this holiday greeting in traditional colors.
Add a special, custom-printed tag to your Hanukkah gifts.
These tags should be printed using your printers best quality setting, and will fit or can be resized to a business card template that is available in Word and other graphic programs.
Tip: Fill a simple pre-made mesh bag with gelt and add one of these tags to make party favors or small gifts for children.