Monday, October 12, 2009

I dream in color

Colors of thread, that is.

I've become obsessed with making temari. Now, when I go to sleep, I see thread crossing and looping and wrapping around in coordinating and contrasting colors.


This is the first one I made that actually looks just like the picture in the pattern.


These are just random patterns I made up.


This one turned out different than I intended but still pretty cool.

For more information on how to make Japanese temari, and what some really expert ones look like, check out TemariKai.com. Click on the How To, Patterns and Album section for some gorgeous photos of temari like the ones I made printouts of shown in my pictures. And be prepared to become obsessed.

4 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

Those are strangely beautiful.

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Thanks, Kristen! And mine are not even nearly as amazing as some of the ones that are out there. I feel the need to have gazillions of them.

Jen said...

Have I mentioned lately how much I hate your freakin' craftiness???

THey're gorgeous. I want to see them in person next week!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Have I mentioned lately how much I hate your freakin' craftiness???

LOL. My craftiness is, in fact, a curse.