Alice Nussbaum is a professional designer of Judaic needlework items. Her specialty is the artistic and creative use of meaningful Hebrew Calligraphy in a variety of styles with an effective use of color. The sources for her designs come from Torah, liturgy, and the meaning of Hebrew names.
All orders are custom done. Each is a joint venture between Alice and the client. She designs for needlepoint (paint stitch-exact), embroidery, applique, and counted x-stitch. Once designed, the client executes the item. Alice does not stitch the item.
Alice also specializes in creating unique Judaic designs
for personal as well as synagogue use. Jewish life events, such
as bar or bat mitzvah, birth, and marriage are commemorated by
her work. She is a member of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Alice attended Gratz (Hebrew) College.
She received a degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Her needlework designs are a natural outgrowth of her art background
and Judaic knowledge. In addition to her work as a designer, Alice is a
Jewish Educator at Congregation
Agudath Achim in Taunton, MA.
Alice explains her artistic philosophy:
To extol the Hebrew language and embellish it with correspondingly meaningful symbols and designs is my goal. Every new undertaking is a reaffirmation of my people, my heritage, my language. For here is a unique language where even single letters hold a wealth of rich meanings. These glorious letters become elements of fascinating designs - at once beautiful and profound.
Custom charts are available for counted cross stitch
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Created by Yapha Nussbaum
All images and text copyright by Alice Nussbaum. All rights reserved.
Last updated August 15, 2006.