Friday, October 23, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

jyouge douji/ merry go round

Trifoil / trillium

This is a pattern from  Barb Seuss's Book. It a trifoil pattern called trillium. On a simple six division with brown and green based ball. On the left are the trillium flowers found in nature.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pastel star

I found a very fine gold and ecru thread at a tiny shop in the middle of nowhere ( so to speak), its very fine not the normal no5 I use, looks like a no12 I think ( no labels). Anyway I liked to have a go and see how it would end up. I used a 4 petal kiku herringbone stitch, I love the ''flower'' pattern at the center that was created. In real life the gold thread looks very pretty but in my photos its dull :(

Dogwood C8

Pattern from Barbara Seuss Book ''Japanese Temari : a colorful Spin on an Ancient Craft'' ( ISBN-10: 1-9333081-2-5)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Long Life temari

This is from Barb Seuss book ''Japanese Temari''
Its a simple six division ball with three layered spindles.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Red and Green

I started this ball as a simple four division.
When I finished the squares I felt I needed to fill the gaps, so added the bands.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Striped Obi Temari

This Pattern is from Barb Seuss's Book Japanese Temari : a colorful Spin on an Ancient Craft ( ISBN-10: 1-9333081-2-5). I really like this one and I think I will make some more in various shades.

A set I am making using the same threads

Friendship chain temari

A simple 8 division with interlocking squares

A simple 12 division with the same interlocking squares

Friday, August 7, 2009

Temari Neo C8

From Temari Traditions by Diana Vandervoort. Changed it a little as I am still learning to space my thread stitches, I also did not add two rows of yellow around the triangles. I will try this ball again at a later date.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Temari finished (S8)

I am working furiously on my temari and produced these two this week. I am learning all the basic stitches. This is a simple 8 division, I managed to space my stitching so that the threads dont buckle. I used metallic threads but the colour doesnt show so well on the one with the pink
its green with yellow.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Temari DVD

There is great DVD on Temari , it accompanies the book by Diana Vandervoort
It goes through all the patterns in the book, fantastic for those that like to see the stitches in action :)
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