Stephen has over 25 years experience
in weaving and designing cloth. He learned to weave from
Don Andreas Mateos, a Zapotec Indian in the southern Mexican
state of Oaxaxa.
"Don Andreas taught me the
techniques for combining the hand, the eye, the mind
and the heart to create textiles for the people. Based
on this philosophy, I wanted to create a tallit that
is lovely to look at, wonderful to feel and contains
the spirit of prayer within it."
Stephen combines his love of textiles
with his desire to be home and raise his children in a
rural environment. Living on a farm in nelson County,
Virginia, with his wife, Simona, Stephen's days are filled
with weaving tallitot and growing organic gardens.