Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Two sides of the ball

   A fun thing to do when stitching a temari is try different things on the two hemispheres. On recent balls, I tried using the same colors but in different sequences. Just like in Fair Isle knitting, it's amazing how using the same colors in a different way changes the look.
 I went from dark to light and from light to dark for my roses.
I stitched a five pointed star with the same colors but with one interlocked and one layered.
The nitty-gritty: The stitching instructions for these balls can be found in Japanese Temari by Barbara B. Suess. The color choices are my own.


Asplund said...

Fascinating and inspiring - and beautiful!

Carolina said...

Thank you! What often fascinates me is how ideas come up in stitching temari that can be changed to knitting designs and colors or vice versa.

Barb Suess said...

Looking great, Carolina! It's so interesting to explore different combinations.