Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Work in Progress Temari Rose Garden
At the places where the gold guidelines make a six-point intersection, I will create a leaf shaped pattern which will connect the flowers together and give it a finished look. Then it goes in the shop. So far, this one is definitely for sale.
You can see that one of the guidelines is stuck with a pin, not only does this keep it somewhat in place, it is the stitch marker for beginning and finishing each round. When starting the alternate square formation I always start to the right of the pin when the pin is south of the working area. This keeps everything even and straight.
I am getting the kanzashi itch again. I had hoped to be finished more temari before now, but it appears two is all that is going to make it into the shop at this time. I still have the light blue mari wrapped and ready to be plotted, but I want to finish my chrysanthemum bridge soon as well. It is still sitting with the white and gold one I have to wrap the base on before I can put it up for sale.
It won't be much longer until June hits, and I will be back to making pillowcases and ornament balls. I haven't had much time to stitch anything but temari, and my kanzashi is way behind too. I still have top hats in the closet that are untouched from way long ago. I really need to learn how to make those things. One more thing on the to-do list.