#10 – the patchwork ring

Another one that’s been done before, though this time I left it at 8 patches rather than 9, and I think it works better. It seems to look a little more balanced.

This one is about 4.5″ in diameter; hand-pieced hand-dyed silk applied to a background of natural calico. I’ve couched a decorative wool yarn (also hand-dyed) around the edge just to finish off the outline.

I like this one. It reminds me a bit of the pagan wheel of the year with its eight festivals, so it carries a suggestion of the endless passing of time. Transcending the awareness of time can be an important factor in the search for peace.

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9 Responses to #10 – the patchwork ring

  1. jacky says:

    The pagan wheel of the year….I havent heard of that before (I will have to google and find out more about that).

    Beautiful, earthy colours.

    Jacky xox

  2. Rachel says:

    It reminds me of the Round Table…

  3. Penny says:

    Hi Karen…I arrived today and thought oh, how great, she’s putting holes in her circles now! But I much prefer the thought of it being a Celtic wheel of the year. I am drawn to anything Celtic.

  4. Gill says:

    This is lovely!
    I’m off to read about the pagan wheel – thanks!!

  5. yes a balanced wheel is the only good one ….

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