Thursday, 3 November 2011

Gotenmari exhibition in Akita

Here is a link that was originally shared by Glenna on the message boards at the Temari Challenge Yahoo group. I'm not sure if I have shared this link before, but go check out the eye candy.

There are some really amazing temari in this slide show.

My understanding is that this competition is held annually in Akita, Japan in the last weekend of October.

I love so many of the designs, some of my favourites are slide 18 and the top left of slide 23. I adore the bullion rosettes on the ball in the lower center of slide 26. Now I want to learn how to stitch bullion roses, I wonder how many there are on this design.

There are two many beautiful temari for me to pick a number one. Which one is your favourite?


  1. Wow Rebecca! I have to agree that the bullion roses are fabulous. I've done them on smocking before but not on temari. I bet they would be easier than french knots. I couldn't resist counting the centers... there are 272 of them! I think I would need to try them out on something smaller first. :-)

  2. I started counting but lost track, I wonder how big this temari actually is.

  3. I can't pick a favorite. They're all so wonderful. I'm with Debi, bullion roses are wonderful, and they really are easier than french knots but you have to pay attention and count to get them even, so I wouldn't be able to do this except in silence since I can't chew gum and walk at the same time!!