Originating in Japan, temari balls were originally made for children to play with, but ultimately became art objects with stitching becoming ever more elaborate. Balls would be made from pieces of silk fabric before being wrapped and embroidered.
On our workshops, we use polystyrene balls as a base, to ensure a round, even shape. The designs can seem elaborate but they are all achievable without a lot of needlework experience! We run both beginners and developers workshops as follows. (click on the link for details):-
Make a Temari Ball (Beginners) - Level 1
Temari Interlocking Squares - Level 2
Temari Spindles - Level 2
Temari Christmas Chrysanthemum Level 2
Temari Six Chrysanthemum Design - Level 3
Temari Interlocking Pengagons - Level 3