Friday, September 30, 2011

all-over wrap = stripey web

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
— Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)

This is an "all over" design, meaning that none of the thread wrap shows through. It's the first all over design I've tried, and pretty simple — it's simply wrapping with back-stitching over the division lines, which were made in a heavy-weight cotton thread. I had wanted to do something evocative of a spiderweb, and while I am sure I didn't "invent" this, haven't seen anything like it; it was a solution I came upon having done some similar "spiderweb" embroidery techniques many years ago, and just had to figure out how to apply that to a sphere.

Mystery color thread wrap (actually, it's brown); heavy cotton thread, like package-tying thread, for division lines (S8 division); embroidery wrap in browns, blues, reds, and purples. The quote by Virginia Woolf is in the bell box along with 11 brass rings. Circumference: 10 inches / 25.5 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8 cm. Completed 29 September 2011 (no. 034).

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