This year me and my husband visited Japan during plum blooming season (March). Today’s temari is inspired by beautiful plum blossoms we’ve seen. It’s a free-form temari, though I used some classical types of stitches too.
Blue, white and yellow patterns on this ball are very much alike Middle Eastern architecture and floral designs. Looking at it I think of Samarkand and it’s unique mausoleums and mosques. All that and a touch of silver created through my hands the Samarkand sunrise temari.
On this temari I used uwagake chidori and swirl stitches. The marking is done with a nearly invisible thin silver thread.