>Making fringe for the play

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warped loom crocheting header

This is not a tutorial on how to do this.  This is just us showing you what we have been up to.  But if you are use to making things there should be enough info in these photos that you could make your own too.

crocheting headerSo my oldest daughter and myself are making fringe together for the costume  prayer shawls.  the reason I say costume as usually these are woven and the like to specific requirements.  I wish I had the time and knowledge to do them that way. twisting two seperate sides Maybe in the future I can but for now I must make something that will look similar on stage.  We are making fringe to sew onto the bottom of the shawls where there would usually be fringe from the warp threads.  Are are just a simulation of that.  I will learn how to make the tassels to add to the four corners.  winding two side togetherFor those people who might read this who are Jewish please realize we wish we could have real prayer shawls and not fakes as we are not trying to offend anyone with a fake.  Just real ones cost 350 to 1000 dollars a piece and that is no way in the budge of this production. All the supplies for the shawls I have donated to the production from my own stock of craft items.  So I am making them out of what I can no disrespect intended at all.

what fringe looks likehair tool I am using to make fringe

This is what it looks like on the costume prayer shawl  it takes 2 1/2-3 hours per shawl to make the fringe that does not count making the shawl itself adding the stripes and attaching the fringe.  Each shawl has about 7 to 10 hours in time in it.  Making 11 sets of fringe( 2 per shawl) thank goodness my daughter is helping me or it wouldn’t get done in time.

costume prayer shawl
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>Fiddler on The Roof

>mess of costumesI am doing the costume designs for Fiddler on the Roof. So my kitchen table has become my construction zone as well as a few other spots in the house.  I love my family they are so patient for not having a place to eat for a while.

work space

I am crocheting, knitting, sewing, weaving, fringing you name it we are doing it for the costumes with only about 15 days till performance sort of a craziness in the house.  I still have to figure out how to make the tassels that go on the corners of the prayer shawls will get that done just takes time oh yeah I don’t have that but will get it done anyway.  We are having so much fun doing there is no sarcasm in that at all.  We are all working together it is great.My children are helping my oldest learned how to do a hand woven twisted with a crochet headband fringe.

costume prayer shawl

in productionThe youngest is doing her best to be happy with all of her sisters and me tag teaming to make sure she is happy (she has had a fever of 102 on and off for 3 days).  Like I said all little troopers the lot of them the littlest one I hope has made a turn for the better last night see didn’t sleep through the night yet but she didn’t feel like she needed fever reducing medicine either that was the first in 2 1/2 days.  She had been counting down the mins. till her next dose before last night.  I love them so much I have the best family in the world I promise.