Sunday, September 4, 2011

up at the stars

Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.
— Stephen Hawking

Another attempt at the Wishing Papers pattern which employs the wrapped bands technique (see variations here, here, and here). Still struggling with aligning the threads neatly where they gather at the obi, and not wrapping so tightly that the ball puffs out where there aren't bands. Still not doing it very well! I'm so intrigued by the braided effect, I'm wondering if there's an alternate way to achieve this with a different formation of wrapped bands (while I continue to practice this one).

Silver blue thread wrap; S6 division with metallic silver; embroidery in dark pewter gray, three shades of silver blue, and pearl gray. The quote by Stephen Hawking is in the bell box with nine brass rings. Circumference (before wrapping!): 11 inches / 28 cm; diameter: 3.5 inches / 9 cm. Completed 3 September 2011 (no. 023).

Top (pole) view.

Side (obi / equator) view.

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