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Fascinating Japanese Embroidery Craft: Temari




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Originally uploaded by lilzabubba.

I’m fascinated by the complex geometric patterns involved in this traditional Japanese embroidery craft. It’s all types of tessellations of the sphere, which is utterly different than the flat plane tessellations I work on- so things like pentagons are able to tile without difficulty. I must admit I’m a little envious of how nicely things tile on the surface of a sphere. I think perhaps we are missing some of the intriguing geometric connections that the world is offering us!

I’m a big fan of flickr Temari crafter lilzabubba, who seems to make a new one of these every other day. A good mental break from the tyranny of the two dimensional plane of existence.

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  1. Well, yes, she is that too- I’m just identifying her using her own terminology.

    “craft” and “art” are heavy terms to sling around, in our home…

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