Free Hand Embroidery Pattern for Tallit Atarah: “We Will Build this World with Love”
Atarah / Embroidery / Free Patterns / Tallit

Free Hand Embroidery Pattern for Tallit Atarah: “We Will Build this World with Love”

I’ve really been inspired by people who’ve put themselves on the line for the sake of building a better world. I’ve been looking for ways to contribute, if only small ways. This is one of those small ways. It’s a pattern for a hand embroidered atarah, a neckpiece for a tallit prayer shawl. The design … Continue reading

Where do you put the tzitzit holes on your tallit? Follow this ancient rule of thumb
Tallit / Torah and Mitzvot

Where do you put the tzitzit holes on your tallit? Follow this ancient rule of thumb

So you’ve finished making the main body of your tallit —or tallis, prayer shawl— and you’re ready to add the corner pieces, the square pieces of fabric that decorate the corners of the tallit and help reinforce the holes for the tzitzit strings. Does it matter how close to the edges of the tallit you … Continue reading

Hemp Fabric Works Great for a Tallit
Tallit

Hemp Fabric Works Great for a Tallit

If you plan to sew a handmade tallit and you’re looking for a fabric that’s in line with your commitment to environmental sustainability, consider hemp. Growing hemp is particularly environmentally friendly. The plant needs little water to grow. An acre of hemp yields twice the fiber for fabric than cotton. Unlike plants that deplete the … Continue reading