Teacher: Barbara Suess
In Japan, the color pink evokes the beauty of blooming cherry trees filling parks with explosions of lightly colored petals. “Sakura iro,” the color of cherry blossoms, speaks to the hearts and souls of the Japanese people. In this beginner-level course for Japanese temari, skills learned are ball construction, marking simple divisions (10, 12, and 16), stitching wrapped bands, herringbone, kiku herringbone, pine needle, kiku herringbone stitched with a net technique, and merry-go-round.
Type of project: Three temari balls
Size: Each ball is 25cm in circumference
Colors: pink with metallic as show in photograph; or student’s choice
Supplies used: standard ball making materials, #5 pearl cotton, and metallic threads
Skill level: Beginner
Timeline: 4 lessons (4 months)
Text: $40 per student; 53 pages, includes color images and detailed instructions
Estimated supply cost: $25
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