Mimi’s tallit–imperfect, but complete
Mimi’s tallit has been a struggle. Yesterday my sister asked me if the source of my difficulties was my client. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Both my client are her family are about as wonderful as one can hope for with a client.
I think that I came up with a plan that was harder to carry out than I had expected. I also made some mistakes that were just plain stupid. There were pieces of the process that I ought to have thought through a bit better.
The end result is frankly lumpier than makes me happy.
Elements of this tallit though are really beautiful.
This is the back view of the tallit.
The atara in progress.
The gazar of the atara over the brocade. the brocade is not all that beautiful on it’s own, but I love how it shimmers through the gazar.
The right side of the brocade , I know, it’s ugly. But look how terrific it looks completed with the gold shimm,ering through the dark blue.
Mimi and her family show up soon to tie the tzitzit.