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Temari Ball



Time Frame: The course will last roughly 10 weeks, sometimes longer depending on commitment and skill level. For 10 weeks we will be meeting and working together and after that you will be continuing at home. You are welcome to work at your own pace and finish earlier or later. You will have my full support and guidance throughout.

Suitability:  Beginners to medium sewers

Skills to be learned: Japanese art of creating beautiful Temari balls - embroidery technique, hand stitching.

Description: Interrupt your week with one of the most beautiful things that you have ever seen - Temari ball! We will create a simple version of this beautiful geometrical art (about 8-10cm in diameter). You will need to remember some of your maths knowledge (and don't worry of you are not so good at maths, you will need just the basics. 🙂 I will take you through the basic traditional techniques and materials. I will provide all the materials to create your very own Temari ball.

What is Temari? Temari balls are a folk art form and Japanese craft, originating in China and introduced to Japan around the 7th century A.D. "Temari" means "hand ball" in Japanese. Balls made from embroidery may be used in handball games and other such similar games. An accessory similar in appearance, but with the addition of a hand-strap and a tassel, can serve as an accessory for a kimono; a kimomo bag.

Price: As I run my business on PAY WHAT YOU CAN approach (read more about it and how it works here) you will have a choice how much you pay for the whole project depending on your financial situation and value you put into it. The minimum cost will cover material and tools I provide to you. The maximum will also pay for my work and time spent with you on the project based on 10 weeks length. If you are going through financial hardship but would really love to take on this course you are welcome to pay the minimum price at once or in small weekly payments. If you can afford to pay the full amount or more, either at once or by weekly payments this will allow me to earn a fair income and help those who cannot afford to pay full amount right now.

$20 - $250

CONTACT ME to enquire about enrolment possibility.