Temari are Japanese balls made of a core covered by thread and then decorated. I have been making temari for years although I tend to make the same patterns over and over and give them as gifts.
I received Barb Suess' new temari book in the mail yesterday. Barb's new book is beautiful and a great resource. Barb has put up some pages on her website. Click here to get a peek inside the book.
There is everything a beginner would need to know to get started with temari. There are chapters on materials, making your core, putting in guidelines, and all the basic divisions. There are 3 different techniques for marking a C10, which can be hard to get right. The diagrams are clear and easy to follow. There are instructions for simple and intermediate balls to make throughout the book. And a chapter of more complex patterns to make at the end.
If you want to try temari, this book will get you started. If you already know how to make them, this book is a great reference. And if you just want eye candy, this book is beautiful. Barb's book is available to order from the author through her website by clicking on the book cover in her sidebar.