Wednesday, November 14, 2012

drop by drop

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
— Buddha

Another perle #8–stitched small temari. Thread wrap in sky blue; S4 division. Embroidery in hand-dyed naturally variegated perle #8 (thin weight thread) with blue, very light lilac and nearly white tones. The quote by the Buddha is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 7.625 inches / 19.5 cm; diameter: 2.42 inches / 6.2 cm. Completed 13 November 2012 (no. 211).

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Compare thread weights: the blue is #8, the purple and the temari in the back are #5.

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