Saturday, November 24, 2012

where your life wells forth

I could give you no advice but this: to go into yourself and to explore the depths where your life wells forth.
— Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

At long last, a C10 swirl that uses the clockwise / counter-clockwise method of filling the 120 little triangles created by the division (compared to filling larger shapes in with all-clockwise stitching). This is the next step up from the C8 swirl I finished recently — the number of triangles increases from 48 to 120. It reminds me (in these colors) of a hydrangea blossom. About 10–11 hours just for the stitching.

C10 division. Thread wrap in black. Embroidery in light [slightly violet-] blue. The quote by Rainer Maria Rilke is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 11.875 inches / 30 cm; diameter: 3.77 inches / 9.5 cm. Completed 23 November 2012 (no. 216).

For sale on Etsy to benefit

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