This has been a crazy week and it’s only Tuesday. I will not be able to post again until next week, but wanted to post the final pictures of the finished tallis.
The beading along the bottom is hard to see, and the tzitzits (fringes at the bottom 4 corners) are lost as well. The top photo shows the beading around the neck piece (it is the same on the bottom). It has been seen and approved by the bat mitzvah girl, so we are all set! This weekend is the happy event, so I will sign off for this week and hopefully be back for art and challenges, etc. starting next Monday!
So, I am coming along on the tallis making…the prayer shawl for my niece’s bat mitzvah. I can’t believe it is is only 3 1/2 weeks away!
The image on top shows how the shawl will come over her shoulders and her arms. (Ignore the white mesh….that is just from the sweater dryer I had the piece on). You can see the beading up close on the bottom detail image. I am happy with the rusching of the blue/green silk, though I have some concerns of how long it will last until it frays apart completely! I also haven’t decided what other areas I may bead. As I work, I’ll figure those things out. Overall, I’m really happy, hope she will be too!
Ok, so I am pressing forward with big projects. Here is the beginning of my niece’s tallis. I’ve dyed the silk and now am working on adding rusching (?). Still a ways to go…but making progress!