Tuesday, May 8, 2012

discover new oceans

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

A kiku design, one that I started without a final vision in mind. There are two 4-point kiku stars at each pole; for awhile I experimented with adding a third, but didn't find a satisfactory placement for it, and ended up extending the second star so that the final points are layered at the equator.

Thread wrap in medium silverish blue; S8 division in #8 perle. Embroidery in 9 shades of silvery greens, grays, blues and golds. The quote by André Gide is in the bell box along with 23 brass rings. Circumference: 10.75 inches / 27.4 cm; diameter: 3.42 inches / 8.72 cm. Completed 7 May 2012 (no. 119).

Sold to benefit Kiva.org.

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