If one pulls on a single thread in nature, you'll find it attached to everything else.
— John Muir (1838–1914)
Here's the second of the triad stitched around the Muir quote (see the first here). Again, mutsume ami—the basket weave—but with rows of three threads. The colors were inspired by a lithograph by Faith Ringgold, The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles (below). As with the first, the temari is divided into eight triangles; four are filled with the basket weave, and four are left unfilled for contrast.
Thread wrap in dusty mulberry, S4 division. Embroidery in 10 different colors. The quote by John Muir is in the bell box, along with 17 brass rings. Circumference: 9.5 inches / 24 cm; diameter: 3 inches / 7.6 cm. Completed 30 July 2012 (no. 133).
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|Faith Ringgold, The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996. Lithograph. Philadelphia Museum of Art.|