HNW - Temari Balls

Jennifer Crimmins elbereth5778 at
Tue Nov 21 23:03:09 PST 2000

Greetings all,

I know this is slightly off topic but I am in the process of making temari 
balls as Christmas presents and I'm running into some problems.  I have read 
two different methods of construction, one using either stuffing or old 
fabric as a filler then covering it with thread, or using a styrofoam ball 
as a base and then covering it with yarn and then thread.  I would prefer to 
use the former of the two methods because it is more historically accurate 
(although I don't have any old kimonos around to use) but I am running into 
problems with it not being a perfect sphere and it's throwing my design off. 
  Has anyone else on the list made them?  If so, which method do you use to 
make the balls?  I'll go the styrofoam ball route if I must, but I would 
prefer not to.  Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Jenn :)
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