Monday, September 12, 2011

all the details

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
— William Morris (1834–1896)

I wanted to revisit the color combination from "temple bell" with a new pattern. I've seen many examples of wide wrapped bands (three on a simple 4 division), and sought to try my own variation. Each layer of color is wrapped along the obi and the divisions so that each subsequent layer lies on top and at the intersections they're interwoven. Yellow on the obi, yellow on the 1st division, yellow on the 2nd division; blue on the obi, blue on the 1st division, blue on the 2nd division; etc. "Tacked" with squares outlining the intersections.

Thread wrap in black; S4 division in light butter yellow perle cotton; embroidery in dark blue, purple, lavender, medium butter yellow, and light butter yellow. The quotation by William Morris is in the bell box with eleven brass rings. Circumference: 10.75 inches / 27 cm; diameter: 3.5 inches / 8.5 cm. Completed 11 September 2011 (no. 027).

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