A Beautiful Tapestry

During one of our Shed meetings we had a presentation by a member on how to make a tapestry.  As an exampleof the art form, Norm Lieber brought a piece that he was working on.

He worked on it tirelessly for nearly 60 hours a week from November to April, and the finished product reveals his efforts were truly a “labor of love.”

In a five-month undertaking, Jewish Community Center volunteer Norm Lieber utilized his impressive needlework skills to create a massive tapestry filled with striking imagery of the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens to commemorate its first year. The Mandel JCC staff recently joined Lieber to put in the last stitches and complete the tapestry.

The 9 ft. by 4 ft. tapestry reflects 13,000 hours of hand-stitched images that symbolize the Mandel JCC’s mission, and reflect Jewish culture, Lieber said.

Lieber has been creating original designed, hand-stitched needlepoint tapestries since 1983. His work ranges from various Mayan gods and Russian history to the PGA National Tennis Center and now the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens. He previously worked at ABC’s Eyewitness News in New York for nearly 40 years.