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C10 Temari Tutorial - Kaleidoscope


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Hi, 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 SKILLS NECESSARY prepare a basic C10 division Temari ball

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My mother taught me to knit at age 4 and I haven't stopped crafting since! I work at a variety of crafts and also write tutorials to help others to find new skills or brush up on existing ones. In 'real life' I'm a qualified antiques restorer. I am fascinated by Japanese Temari and have written a number of tutorials in English to help non-Japanese stitchers to create some of the amazing designs. Although the tutorials are ranked into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, Temari from the upper two levels can quite easily be worked by stitchers with little experience of the craft, as the tutorials give very detailed, step-by-step instructions. Full support is given by email for all my tutorials. If you have a problem stitching your project, drop me a line and we'll solve it together.