Wednesday, October 13, 2010


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....


Jane said...

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

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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