Sunday, October 9, 2011

our imagination flies

Our imagination flies — we are its shadow on the earth.
— Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

This temari employs a wrapped pattern, alternating two colors of thread, resulting in a very dimensional effect. It took me awhile to figure out how to make this one; I'm pleased with the result. In addition to being an author, Nabokov was also a highly regarded lepidopterist, and specialized in study of at least one species of blue butterfly. I chose the colors to evoke what are referred to as "Nabokov's Blues."

Lilac thread wrap (very pale purple); embroidery wrap in periwinkle-violet and dark navy blue. The quote by Vladimir Nabokov is in the bell box along with 9 brass rings. Circumference: 10.25 inches / 26.3 cm; diameter: 3.25 inches / 8.4 cm. Completed 9 October 2011 (no. 040).

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