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TEMARI ORNAMENTS with Samuel Buelow
Temari is the ancient Japanese folk art of making brightly colored, intricately designed, thread-wrapped balls. Temari are believed to bestow happiness and are often given as a cherished gift. The brilliantly colored, intricate designs symbolize deep friendship and the gift of a brilliant life. In this class we will make traditional Temari-style wrapped thread balls and embroider them. Supplies will be provided to make 2 balls, one to finish in class and one to finish at home. No previous experience with Temari or embroidery is required.
Materials fee includes; Tapestry needles; 100% cotton thread; embroidery floss or pearl cotton thread; metallic thread; poly fiber fill; 2 premade bases.
Samuel Buelow is a fiber artist who has worked in many forms (knitting, weaving, etc) but his heart is in sculptural crochet and currently, needle felting. He has had several pieces displayed at Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, NM and at Albuquerque Pride. He is a cultural anthropologist by training and has worked in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, whose amazing felt traditions continue to inspire him.
This class requires a minimum of 2 students for the class to run. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.
Non-Member: $30 (Member $25)
Material Fee: $15
Material fee is paid at first class meeting.