Did you know that the existence of temari is about 1000 years old !? Temari- is a folk art form is very ancient, traditional toy that mommy did their children in China and Japan. Previously, Temari made from scraps of old kimono fabric was cut, crimped and sign textile patterns. In Japan, these balls were used for gaming foot and called Quemaro . In temari strikes an unusual brightness of colored thread, they just wanted to pick up and touch)

So the art of temari – colorful embroidery patterns on filament bulbs. Patterns on Temari – floral, abstract with intersecting at different angles triangles, squares, diamonds, ellipses, and other intricate shapes. Arranged in a particular order, they collectively form a bizarre ornaments. The art of temari is a very fun and relaxing needlework, they can do a trip, or while watching your  TV series. I suggest you look at a master class on one of the below presented copies.


To work you will need:

Yarn, color it does not matter – it will not be visible

thread for applying patterns bulavochki and scissors.

You can in order to save the yarn as a basis temari use foam ball or crumpled newspaper.


So tightly wound ball of yarn all


Next, tightly wrap the ball of the main thread


That’s right, tangle must be tight and dense


Decide on the pattern slide into a ball 

















And now, let’s try to learn new techniques from Tamara Mashkina, masters of folk art center “Humayun”.

For the manufacture of the ball and marking need:

  • Ball of cotton / batting / any other material for stuffing
  • Plastic bag (cloth trim unnecessary)
  • X / W thread
  • Tape measure
  • Paper ribbons
  • Pins
  • Scissors


For embroidery, we need:

  • Decorative thread (floss silk and other threads, for marking and decorating)
  • Iris or pearl thread (embroidery)
  • Tassels, bells and other supplementary materials for decoration


Take a filler in a plastic bag and give it arbitrarily shaped balloon. Then we begin to wind thread on it. Ball thread wound up until it is covered evenly and acquires the desired shape. On average, such a winding takes 20 minutes As a result, should get such a tangle thread.


The ball is actually ready. Now set up your eye and start counting on which will continue to embroider. To do this, take a pin, previously prepared strips of paper, the size in width from 1.5 to 2 cm in length so as to wrap once enough of the ball. Plus, take a tape measure to determine the distance between the segments.


Mark up we do in order to understand where the ball top, where the bottom, and where the middle. In general, how well we will do the layout, so smooth and geometrically correct to our drawing.

Take a pin and pinned it at any point of the ball. This will be our first constant – the top of the ball. It should be noted especially red or any other color pin. The main thing is that you remember for myself that this is the highest point of

Attach to the same place the paper tape and wrap it around the globe, “drew a” so its diameter. The tape should be tight and lie firmly on the ball.


Next, bend the resulting cut in half to determine the lowest point of the world, who also noted a pin, but of a different color.


Then bend the tape again in half and cut corner on one side so that when its turn the following picture:



Next, we again wraps tape our ball and in places cut corners put pins. It will midpoints.


You can then measure the distance between the pins measuring tape. The main thing that they all match, as you know. We got 6 cm between each pin.




The process sounds complicated, but it is only at first glance. The main thing – to master the technique of different stitches and tacks, and in the future you will be able to have come up with a variety of designs for embroidery.


When we pointed out all the extreme points on the ball, we begin to wrap it with thread, also from point to point, from pin to pin. At the same time on each pin, we reinforce the thread so that it does not slip.



As a result, got this winding. We did like the axis on the ball. Their number may be different. In our example, we will 8 axes along and one across, but there may be more. It depends on the type and complexity of the artwork.


Now, you can make beautiful embroidery on one of the vertices, or each, if we want it. Generally, in all of this embroidery is not difficult, you just need to remember the instructions in “alternate thread: top, bottom, top, bottom”:


That’s the way the ball is already acquires some festivity. Now it’s layout drawing. To make it easier, you can first draw the correct geometric pattern on paper, then transfer it to a bowl, Noting also with the help of pins and tape measure all the necessary points. The basis for better take one central point from which we plot all the segments. For example, we do figure stars.


Next thread already starting to like draw lines through the target point.


Each pin we do not forget to fix the thread. Already beginning to look through the form of the figure.


Subsequently, when the number of its thread “tack” by themselves will also form a pattern. There will be only two types – those on the tops of the stars, and those in the center.



We will continue to embroider it in different threads, so that it becomes even more expressive and beautiful.

Look closely at what position are the stars line: some are on top, the other below. To avoid confusion, we define for themselves the following rule: from the top to the center of the thread holding the top (white arrow), and from the center to the top – bottom (red arrow). As a result, the position of the thread we will always alternate.


Now add a second color embroidery and see what kind of image we get.





Drawings can be obtained as a result of a variety of color and form


Now analyze in more detail those “tack” Recall that there are only two kinds.

The first is called the “central” (red dots in Fig. 23), because in this case they are located closer to the center of the star. Second, respectively – “Peak” (white dots in Fig. 23). That’s how we began to form with you a professional glossary of terms. Rejoice this and go to embroider on.

In the beginning, when we did the first stitch, was not essential, with a top or from a central point we start to embroider. But from then on will continue drawing from the point at which ended the previous thread.


That the thread was fixed, you just need to make a knot on the end that will sink (or hide) in the ball when you will pull the thread.


Embroider, by the way, we are always right, if you are not left-handed. We therefore right to left wrapped around the center point of the star, and then leave it to the next node.




Now it is the “tip of tack.” We come to the top of the right. From left to right we pass the needle under the “tack” and display the thread down to the next center point.





Here, in fact, all the tricks of the embroidery world. So you can embroider indefinitely or until the end of the thread. And when that happens, we will have the rest of the thread through the ball and just cut off the. Itself after that string is not going anywhere.



Embroidery can continue or stop already made, if it is so pleasing to the eye, and his hands are tired. To the ball you can sew or weave ribbon / tie string on which we hung on the Christmas tree. You can decorate, basically, anything you want, how much is enough of our imagination.


Of course, we understand that the first time it may not be all perfect, but it is a fascinating exercise, and most importantly – the end result is so delicious, that does not continue to train just can not. Just look that can create the master’s hand.