Saturday, June 16, 2012

the eye of the dragonfly

the distant mountains
are reflected in the eye
of the dragonfly
— Kobayashi Issa (1763–1827)

Another spindle pattern, as I continue my fascination with them.

Thread wrap in light lilac / lavender, S12 division in metallic silver. Embroidery in 5 shades of blues-greens and green-blues, plus violet. The haiku by Issa is in the bell box, along with 33 brass rings. Circumference: 11.25 inches / 28.5 cm; diameter: 3.58 inches / 9 cm. Completed 15 June 2012 (no. 131).

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