Close-up of the Torah Mantle designs for Shabbat (foreground) and for Land of Milk and Honey (unassembled mantle in background) designed by Alison Shearman and sewn by Sandy Saccar for North Shore Temple Emanuel, Chatswood, Sydney. The Torah has been likened to many things and three of those things have been represented in these mantles: wine, light and honey (in this instance - date honey).

Close-up of the Torah Mantle designs for Shabbat (foreground) and for Land of Milk and Honey (unassembled mantle in background) designed by Alison Shearman and sewn by Sandy Saccar for North Shore Temple Emanuel, Chatswood, Sydney. The Torah has been likened to many things and three of those things have been represented in these mantles: wine, light and honey (in this instance - date honey).

Fig mantle designed by Alison Shearman

Fig mantle designed by Alison Shearman

Seven Israeli Species by Alison Shearman

Seven Israeli Species by Alison Shearman

Close-up of the wine, light and tree of life mantles designed by Alison Shearman

Close-up of the wine, light and tree of life mantles designed by Alison Shearman

These Torah mantles, designed by Alison Shearman, were the first out of seven designed for the North Shore Temple Emanuel. The Torah has been compared to fire, honey, light, wine, a tree and water. These have been encapsulated in each of the designs. The two following designs compared the Torah to a fig tree and also to song.

These Torah mantles, designed by Alison Shearman, were the first out of seven designed for the North Shore Temple Emanuel. The Torah has been compared to fire, honey, light, wine, a tree and water. These have been encapsulated in each of the designs. The two following designs compared the Torah to a fig tree and also to song.

Completed parochet in satin and Thai silk, designed by Alison Shearman for the ark at North Shore Temple Emmanuel. Curtain measures three metres by two metres. Sewing by Sandy Saccar.

Completed parochet in satin and Thai silk, designed by Alison Shearman for the ark at North Shore Temple Emmanuel. Curtain measures three metres by two metres. Sewing by Sandy Saccar.

Cola attwork incorporating by animal mascot designs for Arti (Participation), Celly (Excellence), Peck (Respect) and Billy (Responsibility).

COLA artwork incorporating by animal mascot designs for Arti (Participation), Celly (Excellence), Peck (Respect) and Billy (Responsibility).

Land of Milk and Honey by Alison Shearman

Land of Milk and Honey by Alison Shearman

Parochet design: Turn it and Turn it for Everything is Within It by Alison Shearman

Parochet design: Turn it and Turn it for Everything is Within It by Alison Shearman

Prayer for Peace. Mixed media: acrylic and collage.

Prayer for Peace. Mixed media: acrylic and collage.

Unassembled fig mantle showing detail for the back of the mantle. Design by Alison Shearman.

Unassembled fig mantle showing detail for the back of the mantle. Design by Alison Shearman.

Twelve Tribes by Alison Shearman

Twelve Tribes by Alison Shearman

Close-up of the water mantle "Crossing the Reed Sea" designed by Alison Shearman.

Close-up of the water mantle "Crossing the Reed Sea" designed by Alison Shearman.

Close up of the fire and honey mantles designed by Alison Shearman

Close up of the fire and honey mantles designed by Alison Shearman

School logo by Alison Shearman. Billy the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo was a logo designed by me to represent the core value of "ResponsiBILLY" in one of my school's PBEL (Positive Behaviour Engaging Learners) programs. He is one of four logos reflecting the predominant bird life around the school.

School logo by Alison Shearman. Billy the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo was a logo designed by me to represent the core value of "ResponsiBILLY" in one of my school's PBEL (Positive Behaviour Engaging Learners) programs. He is one of four logos reflecting the predominant bird life around the school.

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