Thursday, January 29, 2015

Updated temari glossary and stitch directory - it's interactive!

I've always had a temari glossary on my website and recently had the opportunity to spiff it up a bit. There is a copy on my website (a pdf) that you can download to your tablet or computer to use as a handy reference.

Go to the "How To" page and you'll find it.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mulitcenters temari

I've been stitching a lot lately - lucky me! Really, I feel so fortunate to be able to indulge in stitching new temari. Total immersion brings results for me.

Last year, I did some experimenting with marking multi centers temari. 

Now, I've completed one with 1082 faces. It's marked with MaxiLock serger thread and stitched with sewing thread (two strands in the needle for the hexagons) and shiny, orange Kyo from Japan. I can't believe I actually did this! Oh yes, I guess I did and tell by looking at my worn out fingers. Wondering how many thimbles I can wear....

It doesn't have a name yet - still dreaming about that. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A new design for winter

New Snowflakes temari by Barbara B. Suess
Vineyard silk and a new design. This Japanese temari is marked with 42 faces. The smaller snowflakes are a new twist on the traditional kiku herringbone design - the outside points are spaced with more distance on the first row. The large star is inward stitched 5-point star (sakasa hoshi kagari). I love the soft, water-color look of the silk!