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Japanese Temari
Japanese Temari

Japanese Temari

A Simple Spin on an Ancient Craft


160 Pages, 8 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $28.95 (US $28.95) (CA $38.95)

Publication Date: July 2007

ISBN 9781933308128

Rights: WOR X AU & UK

Breckling Press (Jul 2007)

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A starter's guide to an ancient Japanese crafting tradition

For centuries, temari balls have been decorative additions to the Japanese household, and this introduction for the beginning temari-stitcher features straightforward directions and detailed sketches for recreating their bright colors and intricate designs. Each section introduces a new stitching technique, guiding the reader through the temari repertoire, until he/she has become a temari master by the book's conclusion. These crafts are inexpensive and fast to make—half of the 26 designs can be completed in less than two hours each. Sidebars throughout the book are loaded with beautiful watercolors and notes on Japanese culture and poetry, and colorful pictures and rich text make this unique craft book appealing to buyers both as a how-to guide and as a beautiful gift book.

Author Biography

Barbara Suess is a member of the Japan Temari Association, writes temari patterns, teaches temari classes, creates temari-inspired jewelry, and runs Kiku Designs, a temari business at She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.