Friday, October 21, 2011

i'm here — the snow falling (rose garden)

I'm here—
the snow falling.
— Kobayashi Issa (1763–1827)

This is my first go at the traditional "rose garden" design. At opposite poles (top / bottom), layered bands of color, each offset from the one underneath, form a blossom effect. The single-thread design around the center was my playing and experimenting, trying to capture the feeling of falling snow.

Medium silvery-brown thread wrap (like driftwood) with embroidery in five shades of brown — from black coffee to coffee with lots of cream — and a sixth shade of pure cream. The haiku by Issa is in the bell box along with 8 brass rings. S8 division. Circumference: 10.625 inches / 27 cm; diameter: 3.38 inches / 8.6 cm. Completed 20 October 2011 (no. 042).

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