Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

Now that the initial 8 pointed star is worked, it's time to start the overlapping star, then add more colours.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

For the overlapping star, I chose to use white and a pale beige.  The needle is brought up next to one of the pins in the inner ring, to the left of the guideline, then brought down to the next guideline's pin in the outer ring.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

Continue working around the mari, removing the pins as you go.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

After working 1 round, finish off the thread.  Repeat on the other side of the mari.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

Go back to the first, elongated star and add a round in the next colour; in this case a darker blue.  After one round, finish off the thread and repeat on the other side.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

Work a second round of colour in the shorter overlapping star.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

Continue working the pattern by adding another round of floss in the light blue to the elongated star, then another round in white in the overlapping star.  Complete these rounds on both hemispheres.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

Switch to the metallic thread (3 strands on the needle) and work around all 16 points in both hemispheres to finish the temari.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

Here's a look at the point overlapping at the equator.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

Another view of the finished temari.

This one got a hanger as well.  I chose to braid lengths of the dark blue, white and cold threads to make a cord to tie into a loop.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

The loop got sewn in place at the equator, between a pair of points.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

With the knotted end trimmed and fringed.

Temari - finishing the 16 point star

The two finished temari.

The interesting thing about temari is that it doesn't take much to get completely different looks.  These two patterns are basically the same thing; a pair of overlapping stars.  Changes in colour and the location of the inner and outer points can change the finished result dramatically, even though they are essentially worked the same way.

I hope these photos will be useful for you to make your own temari.  Later on, I will be doing versions with more centres. 


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