Just some photos of two temari balls that I made for this and previous Halloween as decorations.
This 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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I’m sure it’s not too late to make something special for Halloween! Here is yet another pack of four small Halloween-ish xstitch patterns. All patterns in this pack are nice, small and very easy, not more that 100 stitches in size and 8 colors.
Another temari made with the spindle stitches, in my opinion the simplest stitches in temari making. On this small silver ball I stitched an interwoven spindle pattern with violet and orange thread. The trick is to change thread after every four rounds of one color
Don’t think that I’m going mad. It is my husband who called this ball The Solar Prominence and after some consideration I decided that this name suites this temari very well.
Made with masu and spindle patterns (modified Temarikai.com tutorial ). I really love the color and the swirl in this 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 (more…)
“Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn, and caldron bubble”
Just as I promised in the previous Halloween post, here is a pattern that is bigger and more complicated. The witch on a broomstick is a tradition symbol of Halloween since Middle ages. It is believed, that on the night before All Saint Day all witches gather to a great ball, where they show their skills and dance and do magic. There are some black cats and bats involved too
Beware of this green-eyed witch, for only mischief is on her mind. While the moon is full she will do anything she pleases…