TEMARI, Colour Complements Threads

A new TEMARI ball to add to my growing collection and it is a beauty.  I have mentioned before that Verna, a fellow Canadian loves creating Temari balls.  This is one of her original patterns and I am thrilled with the results.  This colour palette is enhanced by a gorgeous lime green background which I think really make the colours pop.  Brilliant choice Verna – FANTASTIC!

Verna used size 8 perle cotton in the following colours, one skein of each colour

Colour #26

Colour #29

Colour #30

Colour #187

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/

Thank you Verna.  This is one of my favourites – until the next one!!! 🙂

 

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