Thursday, November 1, 2012

its beautiful blue

The trees were bare of leaves, and the river was bare of water-lilies; but the sky was not bare of its beautiful blue, and the water reflected it, and a delicious wind ran with the stream, touching the surface crisply.
— Charles Dickens (1812–1870)

Mutsume ami—the hexagonal basket weave—fills four of the eight triangle shapes on this temari, while the alternate triangles show the thread wrap in contrast. I think the third I have done in this style.

Thread wrap in navy blue; S4 division with no guide lines. Embroidery in three shades of blue. The quote by Charles Dickens is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 10.5 inches / 26.7 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.5 cm. Completed 30 October 2012 (no. 198).

Sold to benefit

1 comment:

  1. Sadly I still haven't been able to snag one of your beautiful Temari, they are all gone even before I get to see them, I shall just have to learn to make one myself! But I am glad they sell for such a worthy cause.