version #3 of temari tote In my eagerness to share pictures of the glass float temari in my last post, the half dozen temari that preceded it got passed over. Now they will have a chance to be seen too.
After photographing these temari, I noticed that there was a pattern of repeating an idea once before moving on to another idea. There were two pincushion temari, then two temari where points of interest were the intersections of shapes, and then two temari with offset pentagons.
Both of the pincushion temari are simple divisions with most of the stitching on the equator. This is because I prefer to have open space on the tops and bottoms for pins. Each of the two pincushion temari were made to coordinate with a temari project tote.
For temari #82, some of the thread from version #3 of temari tote bag’s fabric was used as the accent in the center of the band.
And for temari #83, I experimented with layering the thread in the band a little differently than the previous one. This is the pincushion for temari tote bag version #4.
The next two temari are C10 divisions.
The first one, temari #85, is based on the rhombic tiacontahedron, with the surface divided into 30 diamonds. A little extra blue and dark pink thread is stitched at the intersection where the points of the diamonds meet, creating five pointed stars and triangles.
The second one, temari #84, is based on a dodecahedron with the pentagons outlined in blue green thread. Then the intersections where the points of three pentagons overlap are outlined in peach and orange, creating hexagons at the intersections and stars in the pentagons.
The last two temari are also C10 divisions, but the designs are based on the snub dodecahedron. Both of these were time intensive to make.
This temari, # 86, features stars that are needle woven.
The second one, temari # 88, is a bolder design that features bands created with stem stitching and chain stitching.
All of six of these temari use hand dyed perle cotton threads, except the first pincushion temari.