What is a temari stitch-a-long? It is when a temari is made following the instructions, for the pattern, provided by the leader over several weeks. In this case the pattern was from a Temari book that is from Japan, and in Japanese, which our leader was able interpret into English. The first instruction was about making the mari - what size so the design would fit and how to select colors for the design. The second instruction set, and the second week, was how to mark the mari for the design and adding the obi. The third instruction set told us how to wind the major portion of the design, as this was not stitched temari but a wound one. We had two weeks to finish this part since the amount of winding and layers was quite a bit. The last and final instructions were about finishing the the Temari.
When I saw the images of the temari for the stitch-a-long, I knew I wanted to do it and so I made TWO mari and selected two different color themes. I had to start them both over since I was winding the the wrong direction and then when I was almost done with the second temari I found 2 bad mistakes - the layering was wrong and missed sections, I undid ALL the wrapping to start over. That alone took an entire Saturday.
Here are my process pictures, all 25 of them hope you enjoy seeing them being made.