Wendy offered to teach a workshop for anyone wanting to give Temari making a try and several of us jumped at the opportunity. Temari is a Japanese craft where yarn is wrapped tightly around a base material such as old fabric, and then wrapped again with a layer of thread. The surface is then stitched with colorful embroidery in a variety of patterns. We used a styrofoam ball for our base and then decorated them with the kiku design. It was a lot of fun, with the wrapping-in-progress balls suddenly escaping our grasp and skittering across the floor. They finally did get covered and ready for embellishing and pictures of the completed temari will appear in a later post. Thank you, Wendy!