Make a Temari Ball for Beginners Learn the Japanese art of temari and how to wrap, measure and embroider a ball. Ladies of 17th century Japan would challenge each other to see who could embroider the most beautiful designs using scrunched up pieces of silk to create the core of the ball. Also originally used as toys for children, the temari balls became ever more intricate and ultimately became the decorative items they remain today.
Suitability Level 1 Temari workshop, suitable for complete beginners and all abilities.
Thursday 5th October 2017 (fully booked) Saturday 14th October 2017 (1 place now available). Please contact us to join a waiting list and/or to register interest for a future date.
(We also run bespoke temari ball workshops for groups. Please contact us for further information)
Times 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. with 30 minutes for lunch Arrival: From 9.30 am.
Location Alstonefield Memorial Hall (The Village Hall) Postcode for Satnav - DE6 2FR Click for Directions
Refreshments Tea & coffee is provided throughout the day, with home baking. Please bring your own packed lunch.
What you need to bring All materials and equipment will be provided.
Cost £39 per person including all materials.
About the Workshop In our workshop, we use a wrapped polystyrene ball as a base for the embroidery, thus ensuring a good round shape. You will learn how to wrap, measure out and embroider one ball, and will have a range of coloured threads to choose from. We will work the basic design pictured above and you will leave with one part-completed ball, which you will be able to complete at home. You will be shown how to work an alternative 'rose garden' design. For those who would like to develop their skills, we also run further workshops, at levels 2 and 3.
part-completed temari balls from December 2015 workshop