Stitching with Barbara B. Suess. Beautiful thread-wrapped and embroidered handballs from Japan.

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Latest Blog Posts for Japanese Temari

  • It's winter in northern Japan
    on Mar 17, 2011
    Japanese temari from my bookDid you see the snow falling on the rescuers digging through the earthquake and tsunami rubble in northern Japan? It's cold there now.  Yesterday I got an email from Luana Rubin at about sending quilts to...
  • I love this marking!
    on Mar 16, 2011 in SupportLines C10 flower temari
    Back to the Flower Temari Challenge for a bit....Someone in our TemariChallenge Yahoo group asked about marking the 10-part pentagon on a combination 10-division so you end up with a small pentagon in the center surrounded by small pentagons.Thanks t...
  • Earthquake Sadness
    on Mar 13, 2011
    Shock and disbelief.Profound sadness fills my days. Can you help?
  • Japanese Family Crests and Designing for Temari
    on Mar 9, 2011 in S4 Bamboo BookReview MandarinFloss
    Want to add meaning to your temari designs?  Need inspiration on arrangement of stitched motifs? The Elements of Japanese Design, A Handbook of Family Crests, Heraldry & Symbolism by John Dower has been one of my best sources. And we all kno...
  • New Temari Class Begins on Tuesday
    on Mar 7, 2011 in CLASS
    Echo Star Temari ClassI’m excited to be introducing so many people to this ancient needle art. We are beginning the class with almost 80 students! We are from: Alabama, Australia (New South Wales), California, Canada (Alberta), Canada (British Colu...
  • Hinamatsuri in Japan (Doll Festival or Girls' Day) March 3
    on Mar 3, 2011 in CELEBRATIONS
    Miniature Emperor and Empress  We moved to Yokohama in the late 80's when my husband got a transfer to help DuPont Japan set up a research facility.  Wandering through department store displays of dolls for Hinamatsuri was heaven for my dau...
  • Split Kiku (2 colors, 4 needles)In a diversion from the flower temari challenge, I'd like to share a new temari with the kiku (chrysanthemum) design stitched in 2 colors. I guess I needed a break from all those flowers!If you need any help with temari terminology, please have a loo...
  • Rosemary has "a penchant for puzzles"
    on Feb 25, 2011 in Bamboo C10 flower temari SilkRibbon
    Isn't this temari lovely?! Rosemary, a member of our TemariChallenge Yahoo group, shared a photo of the temari that she completed for our flower challenge.Rosemary stitched this C10 division with silk ribbon. She said, "I have just uploaded 2 photos...
  • Poinsettia - Flower Temari ChallengeHere's another face done for our temari challenge. This one started with the name red daisy but I switched it to poinsettia whenI discovered that I don't really need any more summer flowers for this temari. I do need one for December, though. We are...
  • Hydrangea - Flower Temari ChallengeFluffy poofs of lavender, purple, blue, and pink hydrangeas are my daughter's favorite flowers and are at the top of my list for the Flower Temari Challenge.HydrangeaThe first post on Flower Temari Challenge gives info on making and marking the ball.
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