Wednesday, February 23, 2011

472 Facets

I started this temari before I went on vacation with a black base and green marking, but I messed up. I either had to take out all the marking lines, or wrap and start over. You can see what I picked. I had the green thread with me in Arizona, and not the black, and I couldn't wait the 2 days to start over.

This is the temari I stitched on in the airport and on the plane that got so many comments. The pins are in to indicate what color to stitch where.


This is the marking seen from close up. I used regular stitching thread, because I felt that any gold I had would be too overpowering with such a fine marking.


As you can see, I am about 1/4 of the way done. I really like the colors, even though they would have looked better on a black base.


I decided which color would go where by trial and error making sure that each purple pentagon had five different colors around it. When I got done, I was shocked to find out that there are 4 pins of each color, arranged as if on the faces of a tetrahedron. Each thumb and pointer finger is pointing to one of the green pins. That is so cool!


I love temari!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A new temari stitcher

I am working on a temari, and I have taken pictures, but I am having issues with getting the pictures from the camera to the computer. So in the mean time, I thought I would share this picture of a new temari stitcher.

C had picked out a pattern from one of my books; I wrapped the temari and marked it in the pattern she had requested, but then I put it away. When she was over this weekend, she remembered that she had an order in, and asked how it was coming. She was a little surprised when I handed her the mari, and told her to go ahead and stitch, but was willing to give it a try. She concentrated on it for a good long time, and we got 2 or 3 motifs stitched. She was getting a little frustrated, because it was not turning out quite the way she wanted it to, but she kept at it.

She brought it to me a couple of times to get things back on track and kept stitching; I was very proud of her.


I should finish it up before the weekend. (Don't tell her, but I took out most of the stitches she put in.) I was very proud of her willingness to try, and it is actually going to turn out very nice.