Sunday, July 1, 2012

Temari Ball -Red, White and Blue


I decided to do the first 4 days of July in Red, White and Blue...

Temari Balls is the art of Japanese thread balls, and is a thousand year old craft from Japan.

all you craft bloggers can go here to find out how to make one Temari Balls
NOTE: you can sell them on ebay for 15 to 40 bucks, I saw them there.



I found this Temari Ball Tree in our library



15 comments:

Susannah said...

Fascinating Temari balls! I have never seen them before but they are pretty neat!! The colors are great. Love the combo of the tree, flags, and the balls! So fitting with the upcoming 4th of July. Great photos, Sandra.

SquirrelQueen said...

A perfect post for the upcoming holiday. I have seen those type of balls before but did not know what they were called. I would be interested to know how they are made (not for eBay) so I'll check the link.

EM Illustrator said...

They're beautiful, it's the first time I see those and they're very decorative. Red, White and Blue are lovely colors. I love the photos! Have a great day!

Eva

Picturit said...

Very nice Sandra, Enjoy your 4th of July when it comes round.

BlueShell said...

Beautiful, Sandra: I see you are ready to the 4th of July!
Yea!!!
have a blessed Sunday, dear!

Maple Lane said...

I learned something new - very interesting and pretty! Hope you enjoy your day, Sandra.

Terri Buster said...

Never heard of the ball, but it is vvery patriotic!

Ann said...

OK now you've gone and done it. I'll most likely not get anything done today because I'll be reading about how to make those Temari balls and seeing if I have the right supplies.
I love that patriotic tree in the library. Very nice.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those balls look very intricate. SOmeone must take a lot of time to make them.These suit the red,white and blue theme so well.

Chatty Crone said...

Those are amazing tennis balls Sandra. And your header is dazzling - I just love it. Red, white, and blue are my favorite colors right now. sandie

EG CameraGirl said...

You are so patriotic! Lovely post.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

SUPER Blog LOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, Thanks for such a beautiful patriotic post... I've been working on my Wed. post --but never thought of doing a patriotic one for all 4 days. That is neat.
Hugs,
Betsy

LC said...

A first for me. And the library closeups gave a good glimpse of their composition.

Chatty Crone said...

Well I am certainly sad for Ginny and her son losing so much. And for all the people right now - in the tornadoes and the fires. It is not a good time right now for sure. It is so hot here too.

But I am so worried about Ginny and why she has to go to the hospital so much - she is so wonderful and so sweet.

sandie