TEMARI, Colour Complements threads Another TEMARI ball to add to my growing collection. I have mentioned before that Verna, a fellow Canadian loves creating Temari balls. The pattern is Interlocking Spindles by Barbara Seuss.

Verna used size 8 perle cotton in the following colours

Colour #28
Colour #134

Colour #19 was also used which was a bold yellow has been discontinued but any solid yellow would work.

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 Japanese Temari.

Thank you Verna.  It looks great in my collection and I LOVE this pattern:)!

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