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Prayer shawl

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Category Sewing
Sizing Other
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Prayer shawl: linen fabric, cotton embroidery threads. Case: cotton velvet, cotton and metallic embroidery threads.

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What are you most proud of? Finding a scarf on eBay which had just the right sort of silky fringes which I could cut off and sew into my tallit for the edging! Sewing on velvet to make the tallit bag was awkward, and sewing with metallic thread was more awkward still. Even now that I'm an atheist and no longer attend synagogue, I look back on the making of this as a special time. It was a peaceful experience combining spirituality and creativity.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I'm petite and women's tallitot are usually a great deal smaller than those made for men, so this didn't take too long. If you make a more traditionally-sized tallit for a man, bear in mind that it is likely to be a big project.

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