Saturday, May 12, 2012

as we are

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
— Anaïs Nin (1903–1977)

When I made my first temari in Barb Seuss's "Morning Glory" class, we made a set of three — one primary design, and two "challenge" designs that were secondary yet used design elements and the same colors as the primary temari. Along the way I have been making individual temari, but I missed the idea of "sets," of primary and secondary, of like-groups. This is my first set, then, of two temari.

The larger temari (no. 121) features a design of kiku herringbone and reverse kiku herringbone, two five-pointed stars at each pole, interlocked. The smaller temari (no. 122) features four 4-point interlocked reverse kiku stars at each pole, with guidelines removed.

Thread wrap in purple. 121: S10 division in dusky violet #8 perle; 122: S16 division with guidelines removed. Embroidery in purple, blue-violet, rust orange, and golden orange-yellow. The quote by Anaïs Nin is in the bell box of each, and each has 27 brass rings. 121: circumference: 10.5 inches / 26.4 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.4 cm; completed 10 May 2012; 122: circumference: 9.75 inches / 25.5 cm; diameter: 3.1 inches / 8.11 cm; completed 11 May 2012.

Sold to benefit (two loans will be made).

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