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C10 Temari Tutorial - Kaleidoscope

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(10) Name: 'Embroidery : C10 Temari Tutorial - Kaleidoscope
C10 Temari Tutorial - Kaleidoscope

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • prepare a basic C10 division Temari ball

Pattern Description:


This traditional Japanese pattern is easy and so much fun!

The example in the pic was done with variegated thread, which gives a nice finish, but there are loads of other options -

you can use 20 different colours if you like, one for each triangle - this is great for using up bits and pieces of thread...

or use less colours and repeat them around the ball...

or if you want to be really adventurous, you can change thread colours every few rounds on each triangle and get a crazy patchwork effect....

or you can do the same but with shades of the same colour going from light to dark in each triangle and get a 3-D 'holes' effect....

or work the colour shades from dark to light in each triangle and get a 'spikes' effect....

Wow! so many possibilities!

This is a very adaptable design which can be made to look very different, depending on the colour options you choose

The design is very straightforward to stitch and would make a good introduction to C10 Designs.

Happy stitching!


  • Basic C10 Temari ball marked with plain thread, embroidery threads of your choice, pins, long needle