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Friday, December 3, 2010

Modern Japanese Temari

Temari is the ancient Japanese folk art of silk embroidered thread balls, originally made by noble women from silken threads pulled from old kimonos. Used originally hundreds of years ago for child's play, today the art of temari is becoming more regarded around the world.

When discovering julieandco on etsy, I was really amazed by her beautiful geometric work. These embroidered thread balls are a great gift idea.


Julie has four daughters and has been a homeschool mom for almost 19 years!

She says: "It's hard to believe it's been that long! I have graduated two girls already and have yet a 16 year old and 13 year old at home. I love my husband of 26 years and love being a stay at home mom. Having an Etsy shop is wonderful and I love making and selling my Japanese temari thread balls. They have a really neat history (see item listings for more info) and I am fascinated with the geometry, symmetry and color combinations you can make with them. I have sold temari all over the US and the globe....including Ireland, the UK, Norway, France, Canada and even the Yukon Territory near Alaska."


Julie recently opened a fiber art and wool felting shop on etsy as well: julieandco2.etsy.com


And while you are checking out her shops, you might as well have a peek at her daughters' shop: LaurelMae.etsy.com filled with their amazing art.

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