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Submitted by Pam on Wed, 03/30/2011 - 00:03
Submitted by Pam on Mon, 03/28/2011 - 20:38
Diane wrote a "guest" tutorial for making Japanese Inspired Ornaments during the very first holiday season on Gingerbread Snowflakes; and three years later, it still remains one of the top ten posts, so I thought I would share a few simple techniques for making similar Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs!
In my opinion, a beautiful way to combine and honor age old traditions from East and West.
Submitted by Pam on Wed, 11/12/2008 - 06:00
These pretty decorations are based on an ancient Japanese craft known as Temari. They begin with a styrofoam ball, wrapped in thread. This forms a beautiful and functional base for embroidery.
Here's a picture of some traditional Temari. They can be a little complicated to make, so they're really best learned from a book or a live class. However, this tutorial will teach you to make the thread-wrapped ball, and then decorate it in some simpler ways.