I have mentioned many times that I adore TEMARI. I did even before I started dyeing my own threads. Several years ago I came across Verna who is a fellow Canadian and loves creating Temari balls. Verna was kind enough to agree to create another ten Temari balls to add to my existing collection. Over the coming months I will be sharing all of these.
If you are not familiar with Temari they are Japanese thread balls meaning “hand ball” in Japanese. They are a folk art form originating in China and later introduced to Japan. They were originally created as children’s toys. Historically remnants of old kimonos were used as wadding to form the ball. Today many use styrofoam balls and wrap these with a base of thread. Designs are embroidered to the core base often in geometric patterns.
This is the first addition to my collection. The pattern is Clematis in Bloom by Barbara Seuss. Verna used size 8 perle cotton in three colour combinations
If it interests you to read more about Temari or attempt some yourself, you may like to check out Barbara Seuss’ website HERE.
Thank you Verna, it is a beauty!