Wednesday, October 17, 2012
you can always begin again
No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.
I have crafted a number of temari using the traditional flax (or hemp; asanoha kagari) stitched on a C8 division. This is my first on a C10 division. Instead of stitching the flax "blossoms" (bundles of pine needle stitching) in squares, they are stitched into pentagons.
Thread wrap in dark navy — really midnight blue. C10 division in metallic silver, with hemp stitching in metallic gold. The quote by Buddha is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 12.125 inches / 31.5 cm; diameter: 3.85 inches / 10 cm. Completed 16 October 2012 (no. 185).
Sold to benefit Kiva.org.