Last month I started this basket weave temari. I based it on a temari from one of the books from Japan (Cosmo #5) but where they used 2 colors, I used 5 - 3 for the main weaved squares and two for the framing. I also changed up how the bands weave into the framing. I chose one direction (x, y or z) for each color this results in 2 of the 3 main colors being woven in each square and the squares on opposite sides of the temari are the same. I also took many measurements long the way to make sure everything stayd "true" so the framing at the corners would meet nice and tight. Then I made a coordinated yubinuki using the same colors, again in a basket weave where stitched threads are the warp (vertical threads) and the weft (horizontal) are woven but NOT stitched.
Laurie lives in central Texas with Erich, a.k.a. "the shop elf", her hubby of 35+ years and Cowboy Boots, the cat; her metals studio including 100+ hammers and 300+ chasing tools; her sewing studio which has a sewing machine, a closet filled with fabric, hundreds of skeins of embroidery floss and perle cotton, silk and other materials, and Mrs. King the dress dummy; two weaving looms, assorted knitting needles, tubs of yarn; lots of books; plus a plethora of geeky tech gadgets, computers, and more.