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Temari Treasures: Japanese Thread Balls and More
Temari: Japanese Thread Balls, lavish and exquisite, are stitchery on balls wrapped with the threads of 1000 years of tradition, transformed through time from a humble home craft to a revered art form. Originally toys for children, made from recycled fabrics and threads unraveled from discarded clothing, these "Auspicious Gifts" are now the formal and elegant symbols of lo ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Kodansha
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I borrowed a group of these at the library - put them on hold, sight unseen - as I was curious about this art of Japanese thread making. I had read it in another book and thought it might be an awesome thing to do as Christmas gifts. I nixed this idea quite quickly after seeing the bland, incredibly complicated, black and white drawings of how to make them. Good grief, it is like rocket science and just took all the fun out of it for me. I learned more from youtube in 5 minutes, which is shamefu ...more