Why Knit & Purl, Let's Flax and Swirl!
In this one day
class we will explore two of the most popular and visually appealing temari
stitches. The flax stitch (Asanoha
Kagari) is often used as a background filling stitch on larger temari, but can
also make delicate stand-alone designs.
Varigated threads in particular can shine when used for flax
temari. The swirl stitch (Uzamaki
Kagari) can be used to create stunning temari on an array of different ball
divisions. With a little practice this
simple technique will have you creating impossible, dizzying works of thread
art. Please bring one pre-wrapped temari
base (approx. 24 cm in circumference). A
second temari base and all other supplies will be provided, and you will create
one of each of these incredible designs.
(Temari 101, or basic wrapping, simple division marking, and stitching
skills are required).