Temari ball – “red cherry”
September 13, 2011
27cm circumference, perle cotton 5
A simple 10 structure exploiting negative space to give the illusion of a red cherry blossom at either pole. The surface design and colour scheme originates in Ozaki’s Temari for 12 Months, volume 2.
Ozaki calls for a 30cm circumference ball, so I thought it would be okay to scale things down to fit a 28cm circumference ball. Thus her measurements like 4cm from the equator for the second group of kiku stitches and 1.5cm down from the two poles for the first were changed. In so doing (and Ozaki provided measurements in centimetres, not fractional measurements such as 1/2 or 1/3), the petals on my cherry blossoms changed their shape considerably.