Saturday, 19 June 2010

Global Temari

Image from stock exchange

When I meet people and talk about temari with them I am surprised how many have done free hand embroidery on a ball. Most of these people have never heard of temari making so it is amazing that they think of stitching on a spherical shape. One lady even told me she decided to call the felted balls she had made 'tellurian balls'. What a cool name.

Often people mention how cool it would be to see a map of the world embroiderd onto a temari.
American temari maker Glenna K has done just this and you can see her photos of the process and her finished ball in her webshots album (click here). It is really an amazing work of art.

Tellurian is an adjective meaning of the earth.

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