TEMARI, Colour Complements embroidery threads A gorgeous TEMARI ball today reminding me of the colours of summer. Verna chose a beautiful orange background which I feel showcases the colour palette beautifully. The pattern is Interlocking Diamonds from a book by Margaret Wood.
Verna used three colours of perle cotton

Colour #29

Colour #127

Colour #19 – substitute a solid bold yellow similar to DMC #307

She added some bling with some beads and a very fine gold thread.

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.

Thank you Verna.

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