Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blue star and friends!

Here is the Blue star completed with variations.
This is a c10 division with 12 pentagons.
The 1st ball on the left is interlocking pentagons, the red one in the back is layered pentagons. The 'star' ball is the one in the middle front, its stitched with interlocking pentagons in dark red and a interlocking 5 petal kiku herringbone in med blue on the short lines of the pentagons.Then I stitched a 5 point star inside the red pentagons with light blue and white threads and finally finished with a red spiderweb backstitch in the center.  I loved watching this pattern grow as I stitched each element. The ball on the right in a light blue base is interlocking pentagons in dark blue and with light blue thread stitched a 5 petal kiku herringbone design but this time the points are on the long lines of the pentagons. I have one more ball to stitch with this pattern theme which I will show once its finished.

I would love to thank my teacher Barb Seuss for her wonderful teaching skills.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Temari in progress

These are blue stars a class by Barb Seuss. In this class I learned  how to divide an S4 into a C10. Wonderful new way!

This is the biggest temari I have ever made its 50cm in circumference. 

More of the S4 to C10  balls,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April Challenge

I have been working on the April Challenge at the Temari Challange Yahoo group its a simple 12 ball that is divided into 20. These are 2 hexagons, 12 pentagons and 6 diamonds around the obi. So far I stitched a braided kiku herringbone on each of the hexagons ( north and south pole) and the same stitch is in the diamonds to look like leaves. The colours remind me of the Ukrainean Easter eggs Pysanky.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sunflower No.2

Here is the second ball from the sunflower class that Barb Seuss gave



A test pattern. I had this colourful variagated thread and thought to experiment. I made some mistakes however, for example the base  and the dividing threads should have been the same colour as the pentagon threads ( black). I also think a white base and white pentagons might have been a better choice to show the colours of the variagated thread.

Mema is a star again!

I really love this colour combination.
a previous ball is seen in this post. The pattern is from Barb Seuss

Monday, February 7, 2011

Some links

I found this entry on Omiyage's blog and wanted to share....

Omiyage Blogs: DIY Inspiration: Japanese Temari: "Okay, okay - it's only October - but I have a bit of a Christmas project for you today. Ever since lovely Temari balls popped up on Ca..."

And this one too:
Cafe Carolina
and another:
Jason Wehmhoener
I also added more blogs on my temati list, including Barbs wonderful blog!
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