A Failed Experiment
I had a cool idea for Ari’s atara/neckband.
I decided to layer a silver brocade, a slate blue lace and some flannel for support and then sew lots of random straight stitching. I learned the method from an article by the brilliant Bird Ross.
The result looks cool, but unfortunately the color doesn’t quite work with the tallit. The blue/grey reads as greenish with the plum tallit.
The tallit though looks great. If I had more time I would have spent some time getting bummed out about the failed experiment. Instead I began adding beads and sequins to the tallit.
The goal isn’t to create a Las Vegas showgirl tallit. But the subtle bits of light glimmering out from the tallit draw your eye to the tallit and ultimately to the wearer. It gives a sense of the night sky.
I am really happy with how the tallit looks. I will figure out a good solution for the atara and the pinot.