Start stitching on a temari ball 

Step 1

Cut thread to a comfortable stitching length - usually about 24 inches. Thread your needle. Tie a knot in the end of the thread and cut the tail very short. Stick the point of the needle in the ball about 2 inches away from where you want the stitch to start.

Step 2

Slide the needle under the thread wrap and come up at the starting point. This is called "stitching underground.

Step 3

Tug on the thread gently until the knot is buried in the thread wrap. If necessary, use the point of your needle to move the threads of the base wrap over the knot to cover it. Now, you are ready to stitch.©2004 Kiku Designs

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