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Temari Tutorial 101-Interlocking Squares


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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Thread a needle!!

Recommended with this pattern

  • Polystyrene ball
  • Spool of cheap thread in the colour of your choice
  • Small ball 3 or 4 ply yarn

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Unicorn Studios
Unicorn Studios
My mother taught me to knit at age 4 and I haven't stopped crafting since! I work at a variety of crafts and also write tutorials to help others to find new skills or brush up on existing ones. In 'real life' I'm a qualified antiques restorer. I am fascinated by Japanese Temari and have written a number of tutorials in English to help non-Japanese stitchers to create some of the amazing designs. Although the tutorials are ranked into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, Temari from the upper two levels can quite easily be worked by stitchers with little experience of the craft, as the tutorials give very detailed, step-by-step instructions. Full support is given by email for all my tutorials. If you have a problem stitching your project, drop me a line and we'll solve it together.