Friday, October 28, 2011

wrapped and woven experiment

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
— Pema Chödrön

I wanted to try the woven pattern of "Life in Widening Circles" combined with the wrapped band pattern of "All the Details." Because the threads of the wraps must enter/exit the temari somewhere other than the intersections — those need to be free for the weaving — I had to "hide" them in the unwoven areas of the bands. I found it difficult to do this and have it look clean enough. It's like the process of wrapping the obi, but the wider bands and the use of many more colors call more attention to the entering and exiting of the thread. Not satisfied with that aspect of the result, this is one I keep for myself. I'll practice keeping this unavoidable aspect cleaner. In the meantime? Perhaps fewer colors in the row will help.

Thread wrap in sky blue; S4 division; wrap in browns and blues. The quotation by Pema Chödrön is in the bell box with seven brass rings. Circumference: 9.875 inches / 25 cm; diameter: 3.14 inches / 8 cm. Completed 26 October 2011 (no. 048).

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