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 - Beginners Level 1 Temari workshop, suitable for complete beginners and all abilities.
Date(s): This workshop will be run again in 2024. Please contact us to register your interest.
Times 10.00 am. to 4.00 pm. with 45 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 Packed lunch (Pins and a needle are included with your kit and embroidery & paper scissors are provided for your use on the day. However you are welcome to bring your own sewing kit if you prefer).
Cost £59 per person including all materials and access to a YouTube tutorial after the workshop.
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 occasional further workshops, at levels 2 and 3. Kits with online tutorial are also available to purchase.
part-completed temari balls from a previous