Temari

Creating Striped Japanese Inspired Easter Eggs

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This is the second in a series of three posts featuring Japanese inspired  Easter Eggs based upon beautiful and ancient Japanese Temari.

The first tutorial in the series is here and the third and last is here.

Japanese Inspired Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs

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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.

How to Make Japanese-Inspired Ornaments

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.

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