Monday, September 10, 2012

if I touched the earth

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.

— Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

This is a variation of the asanoha kagari (flax, a.k.a. hemp) design, which you can also see in no. 142 and no. 144.

Thread wrap in chocolate brown. C8 division in perle #8. Embroidery in golden-green and dusty rose. The verse by Dylan Thomas is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 10.25 inches / 26 cm; diameter: 3.26 inches / 8.27 cm. Completed 9 September 2012 (no. 152).

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