Sunday, April 29, 2012

an art of balance

What I dream of is an art of balance.
— Henri Matisse (1869–1954)

Like nos. 95 & 96, I wanted to do another "individual" herringbone stitch design. I think of these as "spirograph" designs, though this one is less so than 95 and 96, I believe because if how I divided the colors as well as fewer divisions.

Thread wrap in gray-brown; S16 division, guidelines removed after stitching; embroidery in 8 shades of silver-browns and moss greens. The quote above by Matisse is in the bell box along with 23 brass rings. Circumference: 9.875 inches / 25 cm; diameter: 3.14 inches / 7.95 cm. Completed 28 April 2012 (no. 116).

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