FUN AND RELAXING Exotic Oriental Gifts
Temari Techniques, Barbara B. Suess
Temari Techniques offers all you need to make beautiful Japanese temari balls, perfect every time! Youll start by learning how to create a smooth round base and add guidelines around which you will shape your design. With hundreds of step-by-step drawings to guide you, youll soon master stitching and embroidery techniques. Next, youll learn how to layer threads to create pattern, color, and texture. Soon you will be creating dazzling designs where the threads overlap and interlock in amazingly intricate ways.
* Beautiful photos of dozens of temari
* Hundreds of drawings explain techniques
* Patterns help practice skills and lay the groundwork for your own designs
* At-a-glance stitch guides for left-handed stitchers
Great for beginners, with new challenges for intermediate temari stitchers, Temari Technques will excite and inspire you to create!
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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.