Due to COVID-19, FTWG cancelled its 2020 Conference one week before it was scheduled to start. As a result, this miniclass was not taught in 2020.

Temari Balls with Ellen Turner

Skill Level

All skills levels

Required Skills:

    Class Schedule

    3 Hours


      Temari are traditional Japanese embroidered balls. It is a centuries old folk art originally made of kimono scraps wrapped in silk, and first used as a toy. Later they came to be given as a treasured present for a birthday or a New Year’s gift. Modern-day Temari make beautiful displays with their kaleidoscopic colors, and can be hung on holiday trees or arranged on stands or in glass bowls.
      In this class, students will cover a Styrofoam ball with yarn and sewing thread, then make a colorful design with beautiful cotton yarns.


      Registration Fee $25
      Materials Fee $0

      Materials Fee includes: Registration includes materials.

      Students to Bring

      • Students may bring yarns for the design, if desired.

      Instructor Bio

      While Ellen is primarily a loom weaver, she loves to try non-loom fiber techniques. She has taught tablet weaving, temari, dorset buttons, and dragon boats for various weaving guilds and FTWG.


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