Techniques of Japanese Temari (downloadable PDF) #2370-D
This is a downloadable pattern and is not eligible for returns and must be purchased separately from regular stock items. You will have 2 attempts and 24 hours in which to download your pattern after purchase. To view this pattern you will need an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) viewer.This is a comprehensive guide to create your mari ball and then stitch a basic design. Temari is a Chinese folk art that was introduced to Japan around the 17th century. Temari means "hand ball" and they were originally created as toys for children. A variety of threads are used to create patterns on a hard center core. Make your own core ball or start right away with pre-formed balls. You need a long Temari needle also. The instructions in this booklet illustrate the basic steps of constructing a Temari. It includes diagrams for preparation of the mari as well as the process of marking and stitching the most basic of Temari designs, the spindle pattern. 15 pages.