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Author Suess, Barbara B.

Title Temari techniques : a visual guide to making Japanese embroidered thread balls / Barbara B. Suess.

Imprint Elmhurst, IL : Breckling Press, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    746.44 SUE    Available
Description vii, 199 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 177) and index.
Contents The allure of an ancient craft. Origins of temari ; Popularity of temari ; Language of temari -- Materials. Temari tools ; Threads -- Making the core -- Adding guidelines -- Simple stitching and wrapping techniques -- Stitching simple shapes -- Herringbone stitches -- More stitching techniques -- Challenge designs -- Design and display.
Summary This visual how-to guide reveals the techniques of Japanese temari balls. Those with an interest in fabric arts, particularly Japanese arts and design, can master stitching techniques and layer threads to create pattern, color, and texture. There are more than 40 easy-to-follow patterns to help fine-tune this skill set for temari enthusiasts and quilters and embroiderers. Step-by-step directions and detailed drawings explain each technique, while mini patterns aid in practicing the new skills and help to lay the groundwork for individual and unique designs. For beginners and for those stitchers looking for new challenges and intermediate temari designs. A guide for left-handed stitchers is also provided.
Subject Temari -- Japan.
Temari -- Technique.
Fancy work -- Japan.
Embroidery -- Japan.
Decorative balls -- Japan.
ISBN 9781933308326 (pbk.) : $29.95
193330832X (pbk.)

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