For those of you who are new to my blog I have been doing a series of Temari balls created by my friend Verna in eastern Canada. You can see the previous posts if you check under Temari in the categories then all her lovely creations will pop up. ALL are absolutely stunning.
If you are not familiar with TEMARI, they are Japanese thread balls. 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 started this one by wrapping the ball with a burgundy thread. She followed the pattern, “Pearl Star” by Barbara Seuss. You can find this in Barbara’s Temari Techniques book. Verna has used size 8 perle cottons in colour #161 and colour #147. I really think the burgundy background showcases these colour beautifully. Thank you Verna – another one to add to my collection 🙂
Just a note to those of you who reside on Vancouver Island, a selection of my threads and samplers will be available at the Nanaimo Quilt Show this weekend – check out The Stitcher’s Muse booth!