Saturday, December 31, 2011
Happy New Year from Kumo Temari! (to rise above little things)
One resolution I have made, and try to always keep, is this: "To rise above little things."
— John Burroughs (1837–1921), American naturalist and essayist
The seventh in the series of temari I have made specifically for the New Year. Two four-petaled kiku herringbone flowers layered, with layered tips over the obi and extra space between the inner and outer rows of each petal. It's like lattice work; I will try to find out if there is an official name for this technique.
Thread wrap in midnight blue; S8 division in perle #8; embroidery in two shades of blueish-green, two shades of silver-blue, and dark pewter. The quote above by John Burroughs is in the bell box along with 12 brass rings (for upcoming 2012). Circumference: 10 inches / 25.3 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8.03 cm. Completed 30 December 2011 (no. 083).
Update, January 2: Want to win this temari? Kumo Temari is the featured solo exhibit and interview on EtsyStalker.com. To win "To Rise Above Little Things" head on over to the interview and leave a comment; the winner will be chosen Sunday January 8.