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After stitching and cutting away layers of silk for the stripes on Rachel’s tallit,I have begun satin stitching all of the edges with gold metallic threads. I do this hand guided machine embroidery for two reasons.  Firstly, it seals the very shreddy raw edges of the silk shantung. The gold embroidery also packs a visual punch. 

Rachel’s tallit will be pretty narrow. I plan to have the stripe on both the front and the back of the tallit. It’s easier to create one long piece and then to cut it up rather than piecing it all in small bits.

I need to get some soft interfacing for the body of the tallit. I hope to get that tomorrow. I’m pretty happy with my progress.
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