TEMARI I adore TEMARI and was delighted when Sue sent me these photos of her lovely Temari balls.

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.

She has used a Styrofoam base wrapped with thread.  The pattern is completed using some of my size 5 perle cottons.  You will see Colour #186 and one of my Trios – Grass Green.

Thank you so much Sue for sharing your lovely Temari.

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