- 1 styrofoam ball – the one with the rough surface is much easier to work with.
- yarn – enough to completely wrap the ball and not thicker than sport weight. It matters not what colour, this will be completely covered up.
- sewing thread – approx. 300m. I like to use serger thread because it’s inexpensive and I can wrap several balls with one cone.
- two contrasting colours of #5 perl cotton
- one skein (if desired) of a metallic thread that matches the thickness of the #5 perl. This is not crucial – you can use perl cotton, but the metallic is very pretty. DMC makes a metallic that you can use (the threads will not be separated)
- long, sharp needle – there are specific temari needles but you can use a #18 or #20 tapestry needle just as well.
- a good attitude.
I’ll post the first part of the instructions on Monday morning. It will probably take three tutorials to finish the learner ball and I aim to post them on Mondays as it’s a light work day for me.
I wish you all a bit of relaxation and fun this weekend, the weather is abysmal here which suits this knitter/stitcher just fine 🙂 Time for a hot coffee, the fireplace on and some fiber-y goodness.