Wednesday, September 21, 2011

life in widening circles

I live my life in widening circles
that reach out across the world
— Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

The wide wrapped bands pattern of "all the details" (no. 027) looks like the stripes are "woven" where they intersect, because the thread is wrapped in such an order that it overlays in alternating directions. Yet after finishing that, I wanted to actually weave the threads at the intersections, so this is how this temari came to be.

Thread wrap in dark brown; S4 division but division markings thread was removed; embroidery in browns, blues, and cream. The verse by Rainer Maria Rilke is in the bell box with eleven brass rings. Circumference: 10.5 inches / 27 cm; diameter: 3.35 inches / 8.5 cm. Completed 20 September 2011 (no. 030).

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