Handmade Hellos

Grace Halverson
second year Masters of Literature, Media, and Communications student
Sp’19 Crafting Design

Materials: paper with sewn Temari patterns

After learning the art of Temari, Gracce wanted to make this beautiful but difficult craft accessible to novices.  Traditionally, the maker puts a small note or wish on a piece of paper rolled into the center of the ball, a quality that drove Grace’s decision to apply Temari to greeting cards.  By creating “connect-the-dots” stitching instructions, she was able to make the patterns much easier to make.