Friday, May 15, 2009

Finished Grandmother's Star

Last night I (finally) finished stitching on this temari for the "Grandmother's Stars" class I am taking/took with Barb Seuss. This temari was challenging for several reasons. It is very large, by far the biggest one I've made so far. It has multiple centers (32 to be exact). It has several layers: the division (metallic thread), the stitching around every center (light purple), continuous stitching (the light green thread), and the Kiku stitching. I was hoping to finish it on Wednesday night, but I still had the dark purple step around every star, and it takes a couple of hours to do each step.

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I am very excited about what I learned with this temari. I learned several ways to do the 32 center division, and the centers came out more even than any I had tried before. I still need more practice, but there's a definite improvement. I love the continuous stitching (the green layer). There's a challenge temari in the lessons with only that stitch on it, which I may or may not get to, but it is a lot of fun.

Last night I got this one done in time to start on my next Temari. This is a 32 center which will have overlapped kiku stitching on every center. It will be cool, I promise. This is another of the challenge Temari from the class; elements we learned to stitch combined in different ways, with different colors.

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It looks blurry, but I think that is only because the thread is sparkly, and throws the camera into a tizzy.

4 comments:

Marjorie said...

Wow! that is amazing. The final ball is just so rich and complex! You should be proud!

Denise Felton said...

So beautiful! I've just put a link to this post on my blog. I hope it brings you a few extra clicks.

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

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Lelia said...

WOW! It is fantastic Jane. Welcome back from your holiday (vacation) I enjoyed your posts & pics -- thx for sharing : )

I have some fibers set aside for you & will get them in the post

May 15, 2009 2:15 PM