Calico cat temari

As many of you already noticed, I love cats. Apart from having two cat-themed websites, I also make cross-stitch charts of cats and draw pictures of them. So recently I also made a cat temari. The pattern on this mari is purely original 🙂

Calico cat temari

In Japan it is widely believed, that calico cats (maneki neko) bring good luck and fortune. I hope that this little kitty will bring some luck my way 🙂 More images in the gallery: Continue reading »

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Double red triangles temari

This temari is inspired with Nordic designs in Bethesda’s Skyrim game, that my husband plays these days. I used only two colors here: the ball itself, marking and highlights are made in white, with red as the contrasting second color. On each side of the ball is one bigger triangle (interweaving with other big triangles neat the poles) and one smaller triangle inscribed in it.

Division: C8

Red triangles temari

More images of the Double red triangles temari in the gallery (warning: cat inside!) Continue reading »

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Multi-layered temari with interwoven spindles

When making this temari I tried to duplicate a pattern from a temari magazine bought in Tokyo. The work was a bit hard, because I don’t read Japanese, so I had to invent the stitching order on the go. To be honest, I did nor achieve the beauty and integrity of the original mari 🙂 But this one is also great.

Multi-layered temari with interwoven spindles

The whole pattern is made Continue reading »

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