Friday, February 10, 2012

discover new oceans

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
— André Gide (1869–1951)

This is a new (for me) variation on a kiku design. Two five-petal kiku flowers, interwoven, at each pole. Then starting from the centers of those petals, two more that have their petal tips layered at the equator with those from the other side. One side goes from light to dark, the other from dark to light; the centers are the same color breaks.

Thread wrap in navy blue; S10 division in medium silvery-blue #8 perle; embroidery in four shades of blue (three are silvery-blue) and four shades of coffee brown. The quote above by André Gide is in the bell box along with 17 brass rings. Circumference: 10.875 inches / 27.8 cm; diameter: 3.46 inches / 8.84 cm. Completed 9 February 2012 (no. 098).

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left: dark to light; right: light to dark

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