Drawing with a Sewing Machine
I used this drawing of a wing via Google images as my source inspiration.
I drew the top arc of the winds onto the flannel I had used to back the silk. If I were a different kind of a worker, I would have transferred the design onto a grid to enlarge the design. I just drew the design while I looked at the original wing.
I kept the drawing next to me as I first stitched the outer edges of the feathers. Then I gritted my teeth and added the feathers. the more I worked the more control I had over the process. I kept pressing down on the ‘ go backwards’ lever on the machine. Astonishingly …it really looks like feathers.
Next, I will have to assemble all of the elements of the tallit.