Barbara B. Suess Temari Gallery - JapaneseTemari
Autumn Stars

The brilliance of summer fades as cooler air sweeps in. Golden leaves decorate the brown forest floor outside my window and even the stars seem to fade and the shadows seem blacker. Can you tell I prefer summer?
This is a 3 inch diameter Japanese temari wrapped in deep brown thread and stitched with gold metallic and pearl cotton threads. The core is made in the traditional way from rice hulls filling a nylon. A thick wrap of baby yarn and sewing thread around the core make a perfect surface for stitching. I divided the ball into sections with gold metallic thread before beginning the embroidery. Shake the ball and hear a delicate, jingly rattle. The 5-petal kiku herringbone designs resemble perfectly proportioned stars. A web of interlocking pentagons is a golden backdrop for these 12 equally centered stars.

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