As a Toronto Judaic textile artist, Desiree Farkas enjoys the challenge of coming up with new designs. Most of her tallitot are one-of-a-kind, while the challah and matzah cover designs are produced in small numbers. Her pieces are contemporary reworkings of such ancient Israelite/Jewish themes as the lunar cycles and the harvest.
The idea to make textile Judaic art came from Desiree's daughter, Edna Sandler. The two worked together until Edna became a teacher, for the past number of years working full time as an art teacher.