Finis!!! Hannah's tallit

Hannah's tallit is now complete. Hearing Hannah's reaction as she walked into the dining room and saw the tallit on my dress making dummy was worth the price of admission. It is so nice to be able to exceed expectations. Working with a kid as intellectually engaged and as comfortable with who she is is also a pleasure. Hannah's mom joined us for a lively and fun time tying the tzitzit.

They were happy to have tied the tzitzit last night because their rehearsal session at the synagogue is tonight. A photographer is joing them to they are glad to have the tallit be in the official bat- mitzvah photos.

Hannah's mom was delighted that I was able to take flashy materials and tone them down to be tasteful and elegant. The silver silk on it's own, without the gold /blue doodles looks like something that could be worn on a Mardi-Gras float. It's funny that adding more flash quiets the whole thing down.

It turns out that Hannah had purchased a deep purple dress to wear at the bat- mitzvah. It will show off the tallit nicely.
Hannah lives in my building and wore her new tallit home.


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