Thank you, Stephanie, for sharing this beautiful handmade full-size tallit, personalized through a mix of creative techniques. Stephanie started with the tallit instructions in the Sew Jewish book, choosing the variations for the full-size tallit. Then she sewed on ribbons for stripes in a mix of blues, purples, and teal. She used fabric paint to add a pair of doves with olive branches. She tapped Jan Gorelick to add machine embroidery to the atarah (neckpiece) and the corner pieces.
It’s a great example of the wide range of techniques you can use to add your unique touch to a tallit.
Maria Bywater is the author of Sew Jewish: The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations, and Home, available in paperback from Amazon and Sew Jewish, and available as a digital download at the SewJewish Etsy shop. Maria teaches hands-on Judaica sewing workshops.