TEMARI, hand dyed perle cotton

TEMARI – another of Verna’s lovely creations today!

TEMARI 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.

Verna wrapped the base with a muted yellow thread.  The pattern is “Twin Darts”.  You can find this pattern in hand dyed perle cotton by Barbara Seuss.  Verna has used colour #154, colour #165 and a solid red similar to #187.

Thank you Verna – another beauty 🙂  I really love the way the thread colours are showcased against the yellow background.

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