Sunday, May 6, 2012

to see our priorities

We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.
— John Irving (1942– )

This is another asymmetrical design, with sage & butterscotch kiku / kiku-around-kiku at the top, and black asymmetrical kiku at the bottom. This is the first time I have stitched a temari in #8 perle cotton; the standard is #5, but #8 is thinner, just over half the width of #5. It's much more delicate, and was lovely to work with. When I made chain maille jewelry, I gradually gravitated toward smaller and smaller rings (thinner and smaller in diameter) because of how fine the work turned out. I now have all sorts of ideas of how to use #8, as well as ideas about black on gray designs, which looks practically like velvet, and a bit victorian.

Thread wrap in slate gray; S24 division in black perle #8. Embroidery in butterscotch, sage, and black #8 perle. The quote by John Irving is in the bell box along with 27 brass rings. Circumference: 10 inches / 25.5 cm; diameter: 3.18 inches / 8.11 cm. Completed 5 May 2012 (no. 118).

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