Friday, September 16, 2011

the moon so pure

the moon so pure
a wandering monk carries it
across the sand
— Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694)

One of the temari groups I follow is Talk Temari. A challenge was put out to members to create a "new to them" temari, pushing the comfort zone so to speak, employing at least three specific techniques from an "official" list. This is my answer to the challenge; it uses a C8 division, Uwagake Chidori Kagari (kiku herringbone), and Kousa Style (interwoven shapes). I didn't follow any patterns, tutorials, or photos for this one.

There are six stars total; at each pole the star is solid off-white; the four around the equator use five colors.

Thread wrap in ecru; C8 division with ecru perle; embroidery in five shades of chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, vanilla. The haiku above by Matsuo Bashō is in the bell box along with nine brass rings. Circumference: 10.25 inches / 26 cm; diameter: 3.25 inches / 8.25 cm. Completed 15 September 2011 (no. 029).

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