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My mother taught me to knit at age 4 and I haven't stopped crafting since!
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Temari Tutorial 101-Interlocking Squares

from Unicorn Studios
(10) Name: 'Embroidery : Temari Tutorial 101-Interlocking Squares
Temari Tutorial 101-Interlocking Squares

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Thread a needle!!

Pattern Description:

Temari balls are an ancient Japanese embroidered artform. This is a traditional Japanese temari design. Most of the thousands of designs are only available in Japanese text, which makes it hard for those of us whose Japanese is less than fluent!

My tutorials are written in English and have precise illustrations and every step clearly explained, so even the newest temari stitcher can become proficient and stitch beautiful Temari balls in no time.

This design is intended for total beginners and is very simple to stitch. If you ever have any trouble stitching your Temari, you can always email for help and we'll work out your problem together.


  • Polystyrene ball
  • Spool of cheap thread in the colour of your choice
  • Small ball 3 or 4 ply yarn
  • Spool metallic thread
  • Long needle
  • Glass head pins with coloured heads
  • 4 skeins Perle 5 thread - 1 white and 3 different colours of your choice