By now you are all aware that I adore TEMARI. I have always admired it. 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. This is the second to add to my collection. The pattern is Chrysanthemum by Mary Wood. Verna used size 8 perle cotton in two colour combinations set against a lovely black sparkled background
This is one of my personal favourites so I requested Verna add a hanger as this will be on my Christmas tree each year AND it looks fabulous this year!
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.
If it interests you to read more about Temari or attempt some yourself, you may like to check out Barbara Seuss’ website at http://www.japanesetemari.com/
Thank you Verna.