B’s son’s bar-mitzvah is on the 27th. I had agreed to complete the atara in time to mail her the atara in time for her to wear it at that great event.
I backed the arara with white silk, which will never be seen, and topstitched in gold.
I then sewed it onto the tallit. I used a lavender rayon thread because it worked with both the orangey/pink sky colors and the blue of the ocean. One thing that irritated me about the atara that came with the tallit is that the same color thread was used in both the bobbin and the needle. The white thread was jarring and a bit cheap looking on the blue.
I hope that B is happy with the result. I certainly am.