Saturday, September 1, 2012

woven in plum scent

Great moon
woven in plum scent,
all mine.
— Kobayashi Issa (1763–1827)

This is an experimental temari, a variation on net stitching, or amime-giku. A traditional stitch, it creates the illusion that the temari is wrapped in a net— see here and here. For this one, I experimented with adding a second layer of "net," interwoven with the first.

Thread wrap in purple; S24 division in metallic silver. Embroidery in six shades of violet, plum purple. The haiku by Issa is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 11.5 inches / 29.5 cm; diameter: 3.66 inches / 9.39 cm. Completed 31 August 2012 (no. 146).

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