Monday, May 28, 2012

this beautiful path

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.
— Thich Nhat Hanh (1926– )

These three temari have me continuing on my spindle exploration. All feature a pattern of three layered spindles at each pole, on alternate axes so the points cross the equator. The primary temari has many colored rows, whereas the two smaller temari have the pattern in fewer shades (all pulled from the main palette), with opposite dominant colors.

Thread wrap in ecru, S12 division in metallic silver. Embroidery in a total of 9 shades of blue, blue green, gold, beige, violet, &c. The darkest color is deep navy blue; the lightest a silvery off-white. The quote by Thich Nhat Hanh is in the bell box of each, and each has 23 brass rings.

126 (multistripe): circumference: 10.5 inches / 27 cm; diameter: 3.34 inches / 8.59 cm; completed 19 May 2012
127 (dominant color gold): circumference: 9.75 inches / 24.7 cm; diameter: 3.1 inches / 7.86 cm; completed 27 May 2012
128 (dominant color violet): circumference: 10 inches / 25.2 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8.02 cm; completed 28 May 2012

Currently part of 10 x 10 x 10 x Tieton, a juried exhibition in Washington. The show runs 11 August to 11 October.

front to back: 126, 127, 128

left to right: 127, 126, 128

left to right: 127, 128, 126

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