Saturday, October 15, 2011

the breaking of a wave

The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
— Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

This temari is another S16 with interwoven kiku stars / flowers. I chose ocean-like colors and for the first time used "Nordic Gold" white metallic pearl for the division lines to go with that theme. Practice, practice, practice the basic stitches of herringbone and kiku herringbone. The lengths of the petals are shorter on one than the other so around the obi it has an asymmetrical effect.

Medium silvery blue thread wrap; S16 division lines in metallic pearl (N–S only, no equator); embroidery in dark silverish blue, light silver gray, with a final row in dark navy blue. The quote by Vladimir Nabokov is in the bell box along with 11 brass rings. Circumference: 11.25 inches / 28.5 cm; diameter: 3.58 inches / 9 cm. Completed 14 October 2011 (no. 043).

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