Temari Style Ball Making with Ciara Callaghan

One Day Creative Course

Photograph by Ciara Callaghan

Wednesday 4 August 2021


We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course. 

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Join artist leader Ciara Callaghan for this four-hour workshop where you will discover the history and making process of Temari balls. Temari is an ancient cultural folk art of Japan whereby you use fabric scraps and thread to make beautiful objects through a soothing form of needlecraft.

Ciara will guide students through the history and relevance of Temari balls while students work through building a ball themselves by using fabric and thread before embroidering intricate geometric designs.

Students will leave with a Temari ball they have made and knowledge of how to carry on this process at home.

What will I need to bring?
All materials are included. Students will have access to scrap fabric, wool, thread, embroidery thread, paper, scissors and needles. Students are encouraged to bring any fabric scraps and threads of their choice, but this is not required.

Art Room, only accessible using stairs.

Ciara Callaghan is a fibre artist based in Milton Keynes. She uses needlework and natural dyeing to explore themes around female empowerment, dream imagery and fluxes of reality.

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