Wednesday, November 7, 2012

winter waves

winter waves
break and turn over
their own shadow
— Tominaga Fûsei (1885–1970)

A new stitch for me: descending herringbone. Each stitch is taken just under the one previous, as opposed to around the point like with kiku herringbone, or between the previous two stitches, like ribbed herringbone.

A small temari, and the last in my "black & white" winter haiku series (which includes nos. 203 & 204, and 207).

Thread wrap in black; S10 division on perle #8 ecru. Embroidery in ecru. The haiku by Tominaga Fûsei is in the bell box along with brass rings that make a quiet traditional rattle. Circumference: 8.625 inches / 22 cm; diameter: 2.74 inches / 7 cm. Completed 6 November 2012 (no. 200).

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