Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year from Kumo Temari! (to rise above little things)

One resolution I have made, and try to always keep, is this: "To rise above little things."
— John Burroughs (1837–1921), American naturalist and essayist

The seventh in the series of temari I have made specifically for the New Year. Two four-petaled kiku herringbone flowers layered, with layered tips over the obi and extra space between the inner and outer rows of each petal. It's like lattice work; I will try to find out if there is an official name for this technique.

Thread wrap in midnight blue; S8 division in perle #8; embroidery in two shades of blueish-green, two shades of silver-blue, and dark pewter. The quote above by John Burroughs is in the bell box along with 12 brass rings (for upcoming 2012). Circumference: 10 inches / 25.3 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8.03 cm. Completed 30 December 2011 (no. 083).

Update, January 2: Want to win this temari? Kumo Temari is the featured solo exhibit and interview on To win "To Rise Above Little Things" head on over to the interview and leave a comment; the winner will be chosen Sunday January 8.

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