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Book Temari Techniques

Book Japanese Temari

Japanese Kimekomi BOOK


Temari Workbook of Divisions and Markings

When I was working on my Level 4 certification (the top one) with the Japan Temari Association, I asked my mentor if they had advanced diagrams that I could use for my designs. Her answer surprised me - temari teachers in Japan make their own diagrams so the organization did not have any for me to use. The diagrams in the books are owned by the publishers. This workbook is my gift to temari teachers and students in Japan and all over the world. Enjoy!

Over my years of writing patterns and books about Japanese temari, I have amassed quite a collection of drawings. This workbook is a collection of my best ones. You can download the workbook for free, print it, and enjoy! And please send feedback to me I'd love to hear from you.

Link to the Temari Workbook (version 2, June 29, 2015)

How to use this book

For teachers: print a page and give to your student to record the lesson. Use the diagrams to explain different divisions and markings.

For students: keep a record of the temari you make. Print a page and draw your design on the diagram. Write the steps for stitching. Take a picture of your temari and attach it to the page. Keep it in a notebook for future reference.

For artists: use these pages to inspire creativity to make new designs. Print a page and draw your ideas for stitching. Experiment to find new ways to combine stitches. Use colored pencils to try different color combinations.

Copyright information

Temari Workbook, Divisions and Markings by Barbara B. Suess.
Version 1 (March 12, 2015) and Version 2 (June 29, 2015)
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I extend many thanks to Ai Mizuta, Kathy Hewitt, Takahara Sensei, and Temari Challenge Group for help with these drawings.
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Link to the Temari Workbook


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