We’re featuring a second triwing Celtic pattern for this month’s Temari ball. If you missed the one showcased on the blog last month, you might be familiar with a triwing design from Celtic Art. It is also called a trefoil design. The design is created using three division lines, but it is easier to mark a -6-division Temari. Verna made this her own by using a couple of different designs.

How we created the triwing Celtic pattern for this Temari Ball

We used two colours from our collection to create the triwing Celtic pattern for this Temari ball:

While I’m not a big fan of pinks, I think this looks especially pleasing to the eye against the black metallic background.

I have only provided a brief overview of Temari balls’ design, but you can learn more details on Barbara Seuss’ website.  She has written several books on the subject, and Verna has used many of her designs to create my new collection.

More About Temari

Historically remnants of old kimonos were formed to create the base of a ball, but today styrofoam balls are wrapped with a bottom of the thread. Once the ball is wrapped, the design begins. You start with locating the north and south poles and the equator using narrow strips of paper, about ¼ inch wide, to determine where to place your marker pins. Divide the equator strip into the number of divisions your design requires; 4, 8 and 16 are the easiest, but you can use any number. Once complete, use the marker threads to divide the ball. You are now ready to start adding your variegated threads using one stitch at a time to create the design.

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