I have a new
(Like I needed something new, right?)
These are called "Temari Balls" or "Japanese Thread Balls".
They are incredibly beautiful -- and really quite easy to do!!
Here are my first two attempts:
(These are just a bit larger than 3" diameter.)
(Click on a picture to see a larger version then use your "back" button to return here.)
Here are the next two attempts - and then a picture of all four displayed together:
And here are a few links for you to see how incredible Temari
when done by people who actually know what they are doing.
Here you will also find some history of this beautiful art form.
To return here when you are done, just close the new window that will open.
http://www.nwanet.com/temari1.htm (follow the links through the pages
to page 2 and page 3)
I will keep you posted on my progress as I learn more.
At the moment I am having visions of incredible things being done with
a combo of traditional Temari, and ribbon embroidery...
As with everything else on this web site,
I am available for questions and comments...