A gorgeous TEMARI ball to add to my growing collection. I have mentioned before that Verna, a fellow Canadian loves creating Temari balls. I LOVE the background she chose for this ball in a lovely blue with hints of metallic. The pattern is Jasmine by Barbara Seuss.
Verna used size 8 perle cotton in the following colours
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/
Hopefully you just may be encouraged to try some Temari yourself. GORGEOUS – thank you Verna.
Have a great weekend, back next week.