Do you guys remember the Temari post I made last Friday? I’m sure you guys do 🙂 (you read all my stuff right?! Right?! ;)) Anyway that post really got me in the mood to make my own, so I thought I’d show you my attempt 😀 (sadly I managed to accidentally delete a photo of the sides of the ball while deleting blurry photo’s from the War Requiem off my phone)
I think it turned out pretty well 🙂 Better than my first one anyway. I ended up giving my Temari away. I volunteer on Saturdays at a local library and one of the women that works there saw the Temari instruction books I was checking out and loved the Temari in them. She’s asked me if I made one a few times since then, so I thought making her one would be something nice I could do for her 🙂 After all it’s more fun to make something if it’s a gift. She loved it 😀 I don’t know if I’ll be making anymore anytime soon, but it’s a good craft to keep an eye on 🙂
Now don’t forget that I have a Kickstarter going (only 23 days left!) and I could use your help! In return for any of your donations I’ll be giving you made from the heart (and special) gifts 🙂 Check it out! (Link) Anything helps!
Yay! It’s Friday! XD Now what do I have for you guys today :3
Cool, huh? Some of you may remember something similar from an early post of mine. That was my first attempt at make one of these. They’re called Temari. I think they’re from Japan, and possibly China. Wherever they’re from they’re gorgeous 🙂 They started out as children’s toys and evolved into works of art. So today I’m going to show you a few more amazing, labor intensive examples. (The image above has a tutorial on the page, it’s in Russian but has photos :))
I may have to try to make this one… 🙂 This Temari maker also has other gorgeously complicated patterns
There are many gorgeous examples around. I think they’ve gotten even more popular and prevalent since I first found them last year. If you are interested in making your own, check your local library for books about Temari. I know my local library has a few. These books have great instructions and patterns without making you search all over for them…trust me on this
Have a good weekend! And don’t forget to check out my Kickstarter! (link) I need your help!! 😀
I’m on Pintrest a lot. This causes a lot of problems since I can get distracted very easily. This is why I decided to take up Temari making. This may end in disaster and frustrations, but I will try it anyway 🙂
A Temari is a Japanese ball.Now they are considered art, but in the beginning they were children’s toys. They are basically embroidered spheres. They are filled with whatever you like basically as long as it is a sphere and soft. I forgot to take photos of how to begin one, so I’ll show you guys that later.
It doesn’t look very nice, but it’s my first one and I’m still learning. This is my first unfinished attempt 🙂
I’m on vacation so I should be able to get some more posts up, I have a lot planned. The problem is that I keep forgetting to take pictures of the beginnings of my projects. Oh well. I’d better get back to my Temari, practice makes perfect after all.