JAPAN-STYLE Beautiful Embroidered Handballs
Japanese Temari, Barbara B. Suess
With nothing more than a needle and thread, temari expert Barb Suess introduces beautiful temari balls that are easy to stitch on the go. The bright colors and intricate designs make traditional Japanese temari balls a treat for the eyes. Half of the 25 designs in Japanese Temari can be completed in less than two hours each. Each sequential section introduces a new stitching technique, building a temari repertoire from beginner to temari master.
* 25 beautifully embroidered temari designs
* Step-by-step directions and easy-to-follow color drawings * A "ball prep" primer
* At-a-glance stitch guides for right- and left-handed stitchers
* Illustrated glossary, plus guide for teachers
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Barbara B. Suess was first introduced to temari while living with her family in Yokohama, Japan. Upon returning to the US, she tried making her first ball, and quickly became enthralled with the range and beauty of temari patterns. Today, she is a self-taught expert, writing temari patterns, teaching classes, and creating temari-inspired jewelry. An online showcase of her work, Kiku Designs, has grown into an extensive resource for temari enthusiasts (www.japanesetemari.com). Barb is an active member of the Japan Temari Association, the Embroiderer's Guild of America, the National Academy of Needlearts, and the National Embroidery Teachers' Association.