Sunday, February 12, 2012

the art of simplicity

The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
— Douglas Horton (1891–1968)

This temari features another use of the reverse kiku stitch (used in no. 93). This time, the temari is divided as a combination 8 and six small interwoven stars are stitched in reverse kiku. Each star is made of two colors, resulting in 12 colors total.

Thread wrap in dark chocolate brown; C8 division in matching #8 perle; embroidery in 12 shades of mossy and silvery greens and browns. The quote above by Douglas Horton is in the bell box along with 11 brass rings. Circumference: 11.325 inches / 29 cm; diameter: 3.6 inches / 9.23 cm. Completed 11 February 2012 (no. 099).

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