Temari ball – Continuous Motif in pentagons (2)
January 7, 2012
31cm circumference, pearl cotton 5
Following on from yesterday’s temari, today’s has developed out of some doodles, as follows:
Here’s the first row completed, which is quite close to yesterday’s original #100702 by Debi, but with a tiny difference of my own significant enough for me to pursue stitching. Today I will stitch three rows, as yesterday, but stitch the rows closer to the division lines than yesterday’s. As a result, I am less concerned about the proportion of mari background showing through. At this stage, I’m not sure what other colours or surface design components I can add, but I’m looking for an additional pentagon or triangle.
In terms of colour, I started with a light violet mari and a light blue 2/20 tencel weaving thread as jiwari, with a mid-red/orange thread as a complementary.
Once the three rows of orange were in place, I was able to pick out pentagons to stitch round.
I ended going overboard with yellow, violet, green and dark brown-green to finish. The colours had some logic to them: they are form a split complementary: violet and yellow (reinforced at the flower’s centre) with colours on either side of yellow on the spectrum (green, yellow-green and yellow-orabnge).
I am rushing these photos into print somewhat; what should happen between finishing and photographing is extensive grooming of all threads, ideally with a tekobari but otherwise with the eye-end of a needle.