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Kimekomi is an ancient Japanese craft dating to the early 1700s. While some of the designs are reminiscent to the Temari designs, these decorative balls are made of fabric, batting, and cord rather than threads.

For me it is a way to satisfy my desire to quilt without delving into a whole other craft. Now I have something to do with the beautiful small pieces of fabric I pick up along the way.

Kimekomi is made by tucking fabric into grooves cut into a styrofoam ball and then trimmed out in satin cord, beads or other decorative trim.

Kimekomi #201201 Chrysanthemum Abstraction     Kimekomi #201201 Chrysanthemum Absstraction
Kimekomi #K1201
Chrysanthemum Abstraction
My first Kmekomi, made from two batik fabrics in shades of olive green, dark teal, rust and vibrant turquoise,
trimmed with bronze satin cord, on a 4" core ball.
Kimekomi #201202 Kokopeli     Kimekomi #201202 Kokopeli     Kimekomi #201202 Kokopeli
Kimekomi #K1202
Kokopeli
Kokopeli dances around this 4" core ball, covered with two batik fabrics in lucious shades of turquoise, blue, green, and purple
on rusty orange and yellow. The tuck grooves are lined with a fuzzy metallic, beaded cord.
 Kimekomi #201203 Gingko
Kimekomi #K1203
Gingko
Gingko is a 4" core ball tucked with a lovely lavendar fabric covered in darker lavendar and gold gingko leaves
and Chinese characters, together with a dark purple, black and gold lined and swirled fabric. It is finished off with an
antique gold satin cord.
Belongs to Claudia, Waxhaw, NC

Kimekomi #201204 Deco I
Kimekomi #K1204
Deco I
$30, plus shipping

Kimekomi #201205 Deco II
Kimekomi #K1205
Deco II
$30, plus shipping
Kimekomi #201206 Deco III
Kimekomi #K1206
Deco III
$30, plus shipping

Deco
Three 3" core balls are covered in three different black, white, and red fabrics, then trimmed in black, white or red satin cord.
Belongs to Missy, Vernon, TX
Kimekomi #1207 Sunflowers
Kimekomi #K1207
Sunflowers
Both poles of this 4" core ball are covered in a delightful sunflower fabric, then scallops of orange batik and
solid orange cover the center. Rusty orange and antique gold satin cord finish off the design.
Kimekomi #1208 Horse Shoes     Kimekomi #1208 Horse Shoes
Kimekomi #K1208
Horse Shoes
Horse shoes and geometric designs in soft white, black and rusty red decorate this 3" core ball.
Belongs to Jimmy Gay, O'Donnell, TX
Kimekomi #K1209 Horse Heads     Kimekomi #K1209 Horse Heads
Kimekomi #K1209
Horse Heads
Horse heads and geometric designs in soft white, black and red decorate this 3" core ball.
Belongs to Jimmy Gay, O'Donnell, TX
Kimekomi #1210 Horse Heads II     Kimekomi #1210 Horse Heads II
Kimekomi #K1210
Horse Heads II
Horse heads and horse shoes in soft white, black and red decorate this 2-1/2" core ball.
Belongs to Jimmy Gay, O'Donnell, TX
K1211 Cindy's Pink and Green     K1211 Cindy's Pink and Green
Kimekomi #K1211
Cindy's Pink and Green
Pastel pinks and green batiks, with pink and cream satin cord decorate this 3" ball for a soft and pretty country look.
Owned by Cindy B, Winters, TX
K1212 Kokopeli     K12012 Kokopeli     K1212 Kokopeli
Kimekomi #K1212
Kokopeli
Kokopeli dances around this 4" core ball, covered with two batik fabrics in lucious shades of turquoise, blue, green, and purple
on rusty orange and yellow. The tuck grooves are lined with a fuzzy metallic, beaded cord.
Owned by Kay S, Bronte, TX

Kimekomi #K1213 Honey Lover Ornament

Kimekomi #K1213
Honey Lover Ornament

Black, yellow and white bees are outlined by black satin
hearts and accompanied by black and white floral
and white polka dot fabric and topped with a black and
white satin ribbon bow to hang this cute 3" ornament.

Kimekomi #K1214 Yellow Ducky Ornament

Kimekomi #K1214
Yellow Ducky Ornament

This 3" ornament is covered in soft baby blue fabric in a
floral design and bright yellow duckies and diamond shapes,
outlined in baby blue satin cord, topped with a blue
ribbon bow to hang from.

Kimekomi #K1215 Watermelon Slices Ornament

Kimekomi #K1215
Watermelon Slices Ornament

This 3" ornament is covered with dots, checks and watermelon
slices, trimmed in black satin cord and topped with the
perfect polka dot ribbon bow as a hanger.

Kimekomi #K1216 Butterfly Ornament

Kimekomi #K1216
Butterfly Ornament
Girraffe patches, gold swirls, and pale butterflies on a soft
orange background are trimmed with orange satin cord
on a 3" core ball, and topped with a gold embossed
ribbon hanger.

Kimekomi #K1217 Sunny Fleur     Kimekomi #K1217 Sunny Fleur

Kimekomi #K1217
Sunny Fleur
Aqua, bright yellow, while and pale grey make sunny looking flowers on this 4" core ball.
It is trimmed in turquoise satin cord.

Kimekomi #K1218

Kimekomi #K1218
Love Song
Hearts and music notes adorn this 3" core ball as a tribute to love songs
Red satin cord trims the shapes of fabic.

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