All skill levels
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 It is a centuries old folk art originally made of kimono scraps wrapped in silk, and first used as a toy.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 of $25 includes materials
- Students may bring yarns for the design, if desired.
Almost 2 decades ago, I went to The Mannings and learned to stitch Temari so I could teach it to my weaving guild. The kaleidoscope of geometric designs is so intriguing I was immediately hooked. Since then, I have taught at a number of weavers guilds, FTWG, and for several years at Springwater Fiber Workshop in Arlington, VA.