On Holiday, Say Sew-Long to Cold

JUDAIKITSCH

By Jennifer Traig

Published January 17, 2003, issue of January 17, 2003.

Thanks to those committed to saving the earth, Tu B’Shvat is now often celebrated with environmentally conscious Seders along with letter-writing campaigns and other ecology-minded activities. The holiday marks the first signs of spring, as the sap begins to rise in Israel’s trees. And while spring might be right around the corner in the Middle East, January in Jersey is another story. If you’re planning to do any outdoor tree-hugging this Tu B’Shvat, you’ll need to bundle up. This Tutti Frutti Tu B’Shvat scarf is just the thing. Adorned with lovely fruit beads and Stars of David, it’s colorful and cozy. It may feel like winter outside, but you’ll look like spring.

Tutti Frutti Tu B’Shvat Scarf

Scarf (extra-crafty types can knit their own, but store-bought is fine)

Plastic or pâpier-mâché fruits or fruit beads (available at craft stores)

Star of David pendants (available at bead stores)

Needle and thread

1. This project is as easy as taking a nap in the shade. Simply stitch fruit beads and Star of David pendants to your scarf using needle and thread, spacing them about an inch apart.

2. Knot ends of thread securely and snip away excess thread.

3. Wrap your new scarf around your neck, and don’t forget the hat and mittens. You could catch a cold!



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