|Temari stitched with Kreinik 1/16" ribbon|
This is a 27cm circumference ball wrapped in black thread. I marked it into a simple 8 division using the thinner thread, Kreinik #8 Fine Braid (color 202HL). Then I stitched the merry-go-round design with the Kreinik ribbon. I added some pine needle stitching over each pole. So fast!
This is why I'm now carrying these threads in my shop. There is a nice collection of ribbons.
And I've got #8 Fine Braid as well.
The merry-go-round is detailed on pages 109-113 of my book Temari Techniques.
Try it. I think you'll like it!