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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How do you make a temari?

Generally, I start with scrap threads that I collect while stitching.  I envelope those in a scrap of fabric, then wrap it loosely (getting progressively tighter) with yarn.  After the yarn layer, I wrap the ball in thread.

Next, I divide the ball mathematically with guide threads.  Then I stitch the designs.  Most of the designs are traditional Japanese designs.  I have also developed some of my own patterns.

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