Friday, May 4, 2012

the moon so pure

the moon so pure
a wandering monk carries it
across the sand
— Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694)

A new (for me) twist on a traditional design: the 16 point kiku herringbone (chrysanthemum) pattern, but with asymmetrical petals in four different lengths. Finished just in time for the 2012 "super moon."

Thread wrap in golden orange-yellow; S16 division in metallic copper. Embroidery in ldark rust orange, medium yellow-orange, and ecru. The haiku by Bashō is in the bell box along with 33 brass rings. Circumference: 11.5 inches / 29.5 cm; diameter: 3.66 inches / 9.39 cm. Completed 3 May 2012 (no. 130; they're numbered as I start them, not as I finish them).

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