Kelly’s tallit is almost finished!! (pics)

Last night, I received an email followed closely by a phone call from Chana (Anita) who has been hand-weaving a custom tallit for Kelly.  You may recall a few of the updates I have posted besides the original article about meeting this very dear gifted lady.

Well, the pics of this beautifully crafted piece are well worth sharing!!  Several have come earlier, but last night’s detail of the eyelets for the tallit are special!  Enjoy!

013 May11.1 May11.4It appears she has tied off the fringes, so the next step, as I understand it, is to wash and work it a little which will tighten up the weave and make it look like cloth versus a screen.  Then, she will throw a few stitches in it to shape it so that Kelly can wear it without having it fall off of her very small frame.

We are very excited about this work of art!  For those interested in a hand woven article of any type, from challah covers and pot holders to full dresses and shirts as well as tallitot and all types of Judaica, please contact Chana.  Her email address is in a previous post.  😉


Update on Kelly’s tallit…

Ms. Anita sent me a few more pics of the progress on Kelly’s handwoven non-traditional tallit.  I spoke with Anita last night, and we shared a few thoughts from the Torah portion.  Kelly.clothpathMy questions to Anita had to do with all of the woven garments the High Priest and priests wore.  One point I specifically remembering her making is how incredibly difficult it is to scour the linen to remove the tannic acid.    Continue reading “Update on Kelly’s tallit…”