Thursday, June 9, 2011

Colors: inspired by cranes

Cranes are some of the most elegant birds in the world and the 15 species of cranes are variations on the theme of  black, white, and red. I just made a temari that uses these colors and now I have lots of ideas for making variations. I improvised my design but instructions for a similar ball can be found at Temarikai.
This is a Wattled Crane at the International Crane Foundattion; I would like to make a ball that also uses grey.
I was thinking of the Whooping Crane when I designed my ball but I love the color combination with the rich chestnut brown and straw gold on this Grey Crowned Crane. It's time to go thread shopping!


marylouc said...


claudia said...

You've captured the colors beautifully!