Saturday, August 20, 2011

moment after moment — kiku herringbone

Our way is to see what we are doing, moment after moment.
—Shunryu Suzuki (1904–1971)

This temari features a five petal kiku herringbone flower. Kiku herringbone refers to a particular style of stitch — on the inner points of the petals, the stitches go under and around, overlapping the rest of the row. This is the kiku herringbone stitch.

The quote by Shunryu Suzuki is in the bell box, with eleven brass rings; the rice hulls are mixed with dried lavender.

Dark silver-gray thread wrap; metallic silver for the division lines (this is an S10 division [simple 10]); and embroidery in golden yellow-orange, three shades of silver-gray, and light pearl gray. Circumference: 10 inches / 25.5 cm; diameter: just under 3.25 inches / just over 8 cm. Completed 19 August 2011 (no. 017).

1 comment:

  1. As amazing as it is beautiful--to keep the lines straight (or curved? or is that an illusion?) and all the colors in place.

    A very creative skill, become art.