Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Temari Balls

Okay, so Ive been working on making some temari for my family for Christmas. A few of my coworkers noticed what I was doing and wanted to learn.. so Ive been teaching them.

LOL they are now happily making their own. :) Yay! Im taking over the woooooorrrrld!

okay maybe not the world, but its a start.

Anyways, so whats Temari? Well Temari started in Japan around the 8th century. It was originally made from scraps of kimono wound into tight balls and then embroidered with silk as toys for children. The nobles caught on and would challenge each other to see who could come up with more intricate designs. It is still an existing art today and are given as gifts for special occassions, and symbolize friendship and good luck.

Here a a few that I have done so far. I am by no means an expert. Im more of a beginner.

Ive mastered the two centers, meaning two designs are on each ball.

The more skilled you are, the more centers you can work into each ball. Ive seen some upto 12 centers! They are just beautiful. Check out google or bing to see more.

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