Temari: The Ancient Art of the Japanese Thread Ball

Temari is a centuries-old Japanese folk craft. Temari are colorfully wrapped and embroidered thread balls traditionally given as gifts symbolizing friendship and loyalty. In this class, we’ll learn all the steps involved in making a Temari, including how to wrap the ball using thick and thin yarns, and how to measure, divide and mark the ball prior to stitching. We’ll learn a variety of stitches, how to apply them to form geometrical patterns, and how to secure and hide the embroidery thread ends. We’ll begin with a simple four-division ball and work our way up to more complex pieces. Temari balls make great gifts and they can brighten any space. They’re colorful, tactile, and fun.

Wednesdays, 10 weeks, 09/20 – 11/29, 2023

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Materials Fee: $20 (payable to instructor)

Materials students need to purchase: Embroidery scissors, needle threader, pincushion.



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