(508) Introduction to Japanese Temari

2023_Session_Images - Weber_TemariCome and learn the ancient Japanese art of embroidery on a ball! Students will start the course stitching on a ball prepared for them. Throughout the workshop they will learn all the skills necessary to create temari: construction of the base, simple markings of the ball, and the basics of stitching.

Time will be spent analyzing patterns, especially on understanding the difference between stitching “woven” versus “layered” shapes. There will be lots of examples to analyze, and they will look at current Japanese literature and see where the forefront of this art lies. Color play is strongly encouraged, so students should be ready to abandon their color “comfort zones”!

Everyone is encouraged to work at their own pace, and every temari made will be unique and lovely.


Jen Weber

Experience Level:

All Levels

Maximum Class Size:


Materials fee:

$60 covers materials to make four complete temari (including base, threads, needles) and the instruction workbook.

Student Supplies:

  • Pen or pencil.