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Complement and counterpoint


Another hand-sewn variation on Butterick 4685; leaves of autumn fabric with ribbon trim on sleeves and a gathered neckline with ribbon tie / Sept. 2008

"Yet blue is a strange colour. It holds night and day within it. Though the land is mostly without blue, this makes clearance to intensify the blue of sky and water. The earth could have no more perfect covering than the sky. Earth and sky complement and counterpoint each other so perfectly because each is invested with the predominantly absent colour of the other. The earth is green, the sky has no green. The sky is blue, the earth has no blue."

~ John O'Donohue


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