Friday, November 15, 2013

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

I'm so excited! Two of my tallitot have been accepted for display at the "Wrapped In Tradition" Exhibition at the JCC in Chattanooga, TN, Dec 9, 2013 through Jan 15, 2014. Hope I have a friend or two out there who can attend the exhibit and see all the beautiful talliot. I'd love to be the fly on the wall listening to them all chattering away to each other during the night hours.   The adventure continues! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rekindling my love of appliqué.

What began as a journey to sew my son's bar mitzvah tallit morphed into a rekindled love of silk appliqué.  Here's a smattering of this year's work.

Sascha's finished tallit.
Designed by Sascha on Mine Craft (really).
Dupioni Silk
18 applique pieces in the main piece
hand tied fringes, sephardic tzitzit

that was so much fun I made another for the synagogue fund raiser.  inspired tree of life.
dupioni silk background, indian brocade with jewels, embroidery, hand knotted fringes, sephardic tzitzit.

for a special bat mitzvah who wanted a purple and gold talit
polyester silk and brocade
no fringes, sephardic tzitzit.

for my guitar playing cantor-ish friend, custom length so it wouldn't get twisted up in the instrument, simple stripes, his color choices.
raw silk background, dupioni appliqué, no fringes to get stuck in the guitar strings, sephardic tzitzit.

and finally, one just for me!  
inspired by the work of Shosanna Gugenheim and Reb Zalman Schachter Shalomi.  
raw silk background, dupioni silk stripes, brocade silks with embroidery and jewels,
hand tied fringes, sephardic tzitzit
the green brocade piece was given to me many many years ago, finally it has found it's home.....