TEMARI, Colour Complements Threads Another TEMARI ball and it is a beauty!  The pattern is Kiku Mums by Barbara Seuss.  Verna chose a pale cream background that is laced with very fine multi coloured metallic threads.

Verna used size 8 perle cotton available in the SHOP

Colour #4

Colour #18

Colour #19 – sold out – a solid bold yellow would work.

Colour #22

Colour #127

Colour #134

Colour #166

Colour #194

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 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, check out Barbara Seuss’ website at

Thank you Verna.

On a personal note, please stay safe to all my US east coast customers.

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