Saturday, August 18, 2012

life in widening circles


I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world.
— Rainier Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

This temari is a variation adapted from Diana Vandervoort's "wishing papers" pattern of layered wrapped bands. It is one of the first patterns I ever tried.

Thread wrap in black; S6 with extra marking lines in metallic gold. Embroidery in slate gray, chocolate brown, medium antique blue, grass green, and butter yellow. The quote by Rilke is in the bell box along with brass rings* that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 11.5 inches / 29.5 cm; diameter: 3.66 inches / 9.4 cm. Completed 17 August 2012 (no. 138).

*As of this temari, I have stopped counting the number of rings I put in the temari . . . I am adding a good box-full for the best rattle effect.

Sold to benefit Kiva.org.







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