TEMARI, hand dyed embroidery thread

A lovely TEMARI to share today.  This is a Christmas themed Temari created by one of my customers, Becky.

TEMARI are Japanese thread balls meaning “hand ball” in Japanese.  They are a folk art form originating in China and later introduced to Japan.  Originally they were created as children’s toys using remnants of old kimonos to form the fall.  Today most use styrofoam.

Becky used one of my size 5 perle Trios, Colour #7 which is a lovely red to create her Temari.  This is her ORIGINAL design which she called Rose Noelle.  It is named for her granddaughter.  The holly leaves are woven and the berries are French knots.  She learned the technique during a challenge on the Temari challenge group.

Thank you for sharing this beauty Becky.  I have a feeling this will be a cherished creation for the future.

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