Here is the secret project page for the you-know-what for you-know who. Check back, because I’ll be posting pictures as I work. I was going to do some sketches with pommegranates but as I was working them, they started to look very Christmasy, and I didn’t think you-know-who would be so fond of that particular look 😉
The voting closes on August 16th! And remember, this is top secret !!! ; )
If you want an easy online way to help fund it you can go to paypal.com and click on “send money”. Then follow the simple online directions. You don’t need to have a paypal account to do this.
The only info you need from me is my paypal email which is firstname.lastname@example.org
you can send a check made out to:
1045 Reynolds Rd
Chepachet RI 02814
And the winner is: #3!
Actually there was a tie, so an executive decision was made.
Work begins today.
I must admit, this is my least favorite part of the process. Resist is very, um, well, mucousy. It’s a bit like painting with snot. But, it is useful snot. It stops the dye from flowing into areas I don’t want colored. It will dry overnight and I’ll paint the outlined areas. Then I’ll wash it off and re-apply for other parts…
And yes, the silk is sewn to a pvc pipe frame. It’s time consuming, but the best method I’ve found to get a nice taught stretch to the silk. Not to mention, I can take it apart when not in use, and anyone who has seen my “studio” knows I need to conserve space!
Sept 7th, 2011
… Tropical Storm Irene slowed my updates quite a bit. We were out of power, water and stove for 6 days. It was quite an adventure. (Perhaps a regular post on the subject is in order.) God provided gorgeous sunshine for a whole week after the storm, which came streaming in the big bay window in my studio. To top it off, my incredible husband refused to leave my side during the crisis, and took the week off from work. He entertained the children outside for hours each day which allowed progress on this tallis.
Here you see the flowers partly colored in.
and here, evidence of my tiny work space, my littlest playing under my silk frame. It reminds me of when I painted the Four Matriarchs tallis. Rowan laid down under the silk, looking up at the design for at least 20 minutes. She said it looked really neat from underneath. I’ll bet it was a bit like stained glass.
Pictures to come. I’ll take some more tomorrow in the daylight. She’s done and gorgeous! Kippah is knit and being fulled as I type.
The bag reads “Shoshanah Bat Eliyahu” I wonder who that could be. 🙂