Come explore the ancient Japanese art of temari—beautiful embroidered balls. Students begin with a prepared ball and dive immediately into the fun of creating geometric designs with pearl cotton and simple stitches. During the two days, participants learn all of the fundamentals of the craft: how to wrap and prepare the balls for stitching, marking for different designs, stitching basics, and layered and woven design fundamentals. We believe strongly that creativity and proficiency grow best in a relaxed atmosphere, and our team teaching approach gives students a variety of ways to learn and enjoy this fascinating folk art. Every skill level welcome and the Twins will be in touch with participants prior to class to discuss your project goals and skill level. All supplies are provided, and students will be provided with enough materials and patterns to complete several unique temari.