We have six entry to the monthly lucky draw and the lucky winner of this month is number 4, quiltsummse, who shared her beautiful thimble named autumn forest with us.
Guess what? I finally went ahead and made my own temari. I have wanted to make temari for a long time but haven't got around to make one until now. One of the main reasons why I didn't was the size of temari. As I assumed that it was quite possible that I might be addicted to temari making, I feared I would need a lot of space to store temari. One temari won't take too much space, but five or ten will require a substantial storage space, you know.
I used regular machine thread to wrap the ball and size 9 silk hand sewing thread (the same one I use for thimble making) and I am not very happy with the result. It's quite possible that it is everything to do with my wrapping being so floppy (I know I need more work here) and nothing to do with the thread size being so similar but don't you think it looks too busy? I am thinking silk floss for Japanese embroidery, the one untwisted silk fiber, for wrapping so that the background would look much smoother. Would temari experts kindly help me out?