Observing the energy and beauty of Spring season is always a source of inspiration; both to work in the garden and to create art that reflects what I see in the garden.
The last temari, #94, was inspired by ferns unfurling. This temari, #95, is obviously about flowers blooming, with no reference to a particular flower, just symbolic of flowers blooming in general.
This is a C8 division temari, so there are 6 faces that are “square” and the tips of each leaf go to the corners of the squares. See where three leaves meet? That would be a corner on cube.
The leaves are really just two overlapping pointed ovals.
An X was stitched across the center of both. The X marks the spot that will be the center of the flower. A pin through the flower and into the center of the X made alignment easy.
Next, a long stem lazy daisy stitch was used to create stamens and to secure the flower to the ball.
An X was stitched in the center of the flower as stitching guidelines.
The flower center was stitched.
And the last little finishing detail is the little triangle stitching at the intersection of the leaves.
Hand dyed perle cotton #5 thread was used to stitch the leaves and to embellish the flowers. The flowers are made of hand dyed rayon/wool felt.