Halloween spider temari

Halloween spider temariThis week I made free-stitched Halloween temari ball. No complicated markings, that have to be measured up to fractions of an inch – only creative desire! 🙂 If you look closer, you will be able to find a division here (an S8 to be precise), but it serves only as a guideline to make stitching easier.

The spider is stitched in spindle stitch, the web in swirls, and the leaves on top are made in a classical kiku pattern. The spiders’ eyes are four red French knots (there should be six, said my observant husband).

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Black cat crossstitch pattern (once again :)

Yet once again a small addition to the thematic Halloween patterns. This cross stitch pattern of a black cat is based on a clip-art picture from the Web. It is quite small and doesn’t require much technique or patience. It also can be matched with the patterns in the Halloween pack and used for decoration.

Black and white cat cross stitch pattern
Use the download link below to get the pattern and the colors list.
Stitch count: 65w X 54h
Colors: 7

Download Black and white cat cross stitch pattern

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Halloween temari ball

How to make a Halloween temari

This nice thematic Halloween ball is really easy to make even if you are a temari newbie, just follow the steps of the tutorial. (Tip: You can use the ball that is not perfectly round)

Colors and materials: 8 colors (orange, dark orange and beige for the pumpkin, two different greens for the leaf, black and red for the spider and gray for the web); dark orange or brown sewing thread Continue reading »