108 Meditations in Saffron, David K. Chatt (American, b. 1960), United States, Seattle, Washington, 2006. Glass beads; thread, found objects. Dimensions variable. Collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, 2010.4.125.
The process of winding a thin trail of glass around an object to create the appearance of parallel lines. In 1876, W. J. Hodgetts of Stourbridge, England, patented a machine that produced very regular and closely spaced threads.