Tapestry of Spirit: the Torah Stitch by Stitch Project

Date: June 12 – November 17, 2019

Tapestry of Spirit presents the ambitious and inclusive social project to cross stitch the first five books of the Bible as well as selections from the Scriptures and Qur’an, reflecting on the theme of creation. It is an immersive installation that has been collectively created by almost 1500 volunteers of many faiths, under the artistic leadership of Temma Gentles (Toronto). Visitors will journey through nearly 1000 panels in three languages (Hebrew, Greek and Arabic) including illuminations and embellishments by stitchers from 28 countries who have interpreted these ancient narratives into contemplative, often highly personal expressions.

The award-winning documentary short film Stitchers: Tapestry of Spirit (directed by Tassie Notar and produced by 90th Parallel) will play throughout the exhibition.

Presenting Sponsor: 

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS

For details and registration, visit our PROGRAMS page.

Exhibition Tour with Temma Gentles
Wednesday June 26, 6-7 pm
Free with admission | No registration required

Textile Teach-ins: Cross Stitch
Saturday July 13, 1-4 pm
Wednesday July 24, 5:30-7:30 pm
Free with admission | No registration required

Meet the Stitchers Presentations and Reception
Sunday July 14, 11 am-12:30 pm
Sunday August 18, 11 am-12:30 pm
Tickets: $10-20 | Registration required

Lecture with Jen Delos Reyes
The Social Weavers

Thursday October 24, 6-7:30 pm
Tickets: $10-20 | Registration required