The second Tuesday of each month, five of my friends and I get together at one of the houses for some stitching. Last year one of the ladies had a mini workshop and taught us how to make Temari Balls. I did a couple and have some ready to start with the stitching but other things seem to get in the way. However, one of the 'gals' took quite a shine to this type of stitching and has made many beautiful Temari balls.
Have a look!
The photo for this first one doesn't do it justice! The background is silver threads which makes the piece glisten. It is really beautiful. The second photo shows another one almost completed. You can see the pins for placement of threads. By the end of the evening, the piece was finished except for some crystals. Unfortunately, the lighting for last photo wasn't very good. It is really very vibrant with the turquoise threads.
If you are interested in the art of Japanese Thread Balls, check HERE, and HERE. For some free patterns, check out Japanese Temari, by Barbara B. Seuss.