A week of temari stitching (2)
June 26, 2012
University trimester started yesterday so, by rights, I should be hanging up the needle for four months. But, having started some temari in the (short) break, I feel motivated to finish them.
The first should come with a ***Spoiler Alert!*** since it’s an exercise currently being run at Temari Challenge, courtesy of Yahoo! I won’t provide any details here at this time, except to say that I don’t like the row of black and will undo the light coloured rows. I’ve stitched 6 rows of four dark colours (adjacent on the colour wheel: red, pink, purple, blue), one of black, then three of the corresponding light, then a very pale yellow to finish (instead of a pure white).
The second is a maladroit attempt at a Stitch-a-long at TalkTemari, courtesy of Yahoo! I need to re-do with a larger ball and much thin metallic gold (I used Cosmo). The green needs to be a lighter, more pastel colour and otherwise things should improve with a second attempt.
The third I’m dubbing “Christmas in July” because that’s when I’m likely to finish it and it’s taking on an ever-increasing Christmas flavour. I’m already picking up on deficiencies, particularly where geometric segments don’t align up perfectly with their opposites in the adjacent pentagons.
In other news, I’m organising a small showing of some temari balls at Marrickville Library and, next year, at a group exhibition of local male artists (alongside tapestry weaving, photography and street art) at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street, Camperdown NSW 2035, slated for late February 2013.