I’m fascinated by the complex geometric patterns involved in this traditional Japanese embroidery craft. It’s all types of tessellations of the sphere, which is utterly different than the flat plane tessellations I work on- so things like pentagons are able to tile without difficulty. I must admit I’m a little envious of how nicely things tile on the surface of a sphere. I think perhaps we are missing some of the intriguing geometric connections that the world is offering us!
I’m a big fan of flickr Temari crafter lilzabubba, who seems to make a new one of these every other day. A good mental break from the tyranny of the two dimensional plane of existence.