Tuesday, January 3, 2012
next year's words await
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.
— T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)
Another temari emplying uwagake chidori kagari — braided kiku herringbone — like no. 74. I like this stitch. Each pole has two four-pointed interwoven kiku flowers; at the inner petals each round picks up just the round before it (traditional kiku herringbone wraps around all the previous rows).
Thread wrap in silver; S8 division in matching #8 DMC perle; embroidery in six shades of avocado greens, dark to very light. The quote above by T.S. Eliot is in the bell box along with 12 brass rings. Circumference: 10.325 inches / 26.3 cm; diameter: 3.28 inches / 8.37 cm. Completed 3 January 2012 (no. 084).
Sold to benefit Kiva.org.