Monday, September 19, 2011

a study in texture....

“What do I make of all this texture?
What does it mean about the kind of world in which I have been set down?
The texture of the world, its filigree and scrollwork,
means that there is the possibility for beauty here,
a beauty inexhaustible in its complexity,
which opens to my knock,
which answers in me a call I do not remember calling,
and which trains me to the wild and extravagant nature of the spirit I seek.”
Annie Dillard

the seasons are changing....
a season full of the texture of the world..
a season of filigree and scrollwork...
inexhaustibly complex....
will soon be opening to my knock....

a study in texture...
fibers...from a recent journey..
fibers from afar..
kakishibu cotton..
ami ito-from persimmon extract...
jersey tape..
kasuri linen paper...

such interesting names...
such interesting fibers..
combined...
layered..
wild..
extravagant...

so what does this mean?
everything I had envisioned...
the nature of this knit....
was all I was seeking....
has answered a call...

it is wrapped and worn...
and now....
autumn is near.....
a season of texture.

[pattern:Chinese Inspired Top...Setsuko Torii,fibers from Habu]

16 comments:

the nest said...

so beautiful! such a rich combination of fibers and textures. it must be a dream to wear. happy autumn, t!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

I think of Fall as the season of color but maybe it is full of texture too. I'll have to think about that some ;) I knew instantly that had to be Habu ~ gorgeous ~ enjoy

Leonie said...

Gorgeous and oh so decadent :-)

susan {florali} said...

so beautiful and it looks fantastic on you.

flo said...

so beautiful
fantastic i love your blog

Annie said...

One word ... swoon!

Angie said...

Hello, t. Your blog is always filled with such tender photography and precious words. I so enjoy it. Be well and take care, my friend. xo

Doreen Kilfeather said...

"...a beauty inexhaustible in its complexity..." how perfectly you have paired these words with your images Theresa...and I love how you have allowed me to see Autumn as the season full of the texture of the world..
a season of filigree and scrollwork...now I'm not so glum to see the end of summer xx

Pam said...

Always such wonderful pictures Theresa!
P x

camilla said...

Gorgy T!
So perfectly you. Loving the pattern, very pretty.
Hope you are enjoying autmn.
Thinking of you.

Camilla
xo

YarnSnob said...

This is so beautiful on you, as always
xx

heather said...

mmmm. i want to read that passage a few more times. you've made me see a reason to stop resisting fall. thank you.

imagesbytru said...

Hello T~
Hope you and your family are well =)
Love the words you found and your thoughts.
Texture ~ most definitely ~ the endless grooves on a tree trunk or the crinkly rustle of the fall leaves on a hike..
<3

Renee said...

b e a u t i f u l !

Yarny Days said...

Oh my word. This is gorgeous!

Madam Butterfly said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post!