Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Temari

Over the last two months at Needle Artisans, World Embroideries has been teaching us a simple temari design. She made all the mari, we just got to do the fun stuff.This is my first side. It's what I understood from the class.For side two I decided to switch the colors. And I also decided to look through the book on Temari I have. Hmmm, the instructions looked different so I tried it. The result is very different. The stitches are exactly the same, there's only a slight change in where they are placed (inside or outside the previous row). Here's my obi. My marking thread shows through but not regularly. I wasn't sure which way to go with it (try and make it show all around or try to bury it, so I just left it.

It was really fun and I got a tad obsessive about seeing what how the next row looked. I also found it very hard on both of my hands and I ached.

But I already want to redo this using the things I've learned. She said you could use shredded paper for the center of the mari. I have lots of shredded paper....

5 comments:

Jane said...

It turned out beautiful! It is so much fun to mess with colors and see what happens!
Jane

oregonpatchworks said...

Hey how did you made that, i want to learn Temari design, beautiful...can u describe the steps how did you made this.

Rachel said...

I have been intending to have a go at this, but so far I've not managed to find the time. Now you've reminded me, maybe I will!

Kathy said...

It is just beautiful.

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