Barbara B. Suess Temari Gallery - JapaneseTemari
Electric Blue 32

This stunning work of fiber art was stitched for a study that I did of the lighted ball dropped in Times Square for New Year 2008.

32 centers on this temari are outlined with electric blue pearl cotton and connected by heavy silver metallic thread anchored on 122 centers. The large 5 inch diameter temari is wrapped in black thread. 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 silver metallic thread before beginning the embroidery.

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