The 3 temari to be made were on large mari which were 30+ cm in circumference; so I spent the evenings, watching my favorite shows and winding all of them. The next day (I was home for a few days of vacation) marking and stitching. I also mixed up the colors a bit and I am very happy with the results.
Then there was the temari I did for what I call the bonus round - this is the fourth temari. This was a simple kiku but the two on each side are interwoven. I should have used a different color for the mari background but I did not have a color that matched, so I went with Ivory. I like the temari but with a light green or green/blue it would look better
What I learned this lesson
- When you have very close points, keep grooming the threads so everything lays correctly and you have the space to make the herringbone stitch.
- Don't do the math for 24 divisions when you have had been sipping a nice 15 year old Scotch, because your numbers can be wrong and then you have to start over.
- Purchase more colors for the thread base of the mari
Here are the pictures!