Monday, August 27, 2012

Want thread? Rainbow Gallery metallics are gorgeous!

I'm going to place an order from Rainbow Gallery for thread on Wednesday, September 5. With the holiday weekend coming up, this will give you plenty of time to have a look at their website and send me your wish list. I should be able to mail thread by September 14.

Here are some prices (shipping to you not included):

Nordic Gold 25 yard card $2.25
Treasure Braid Petite 25 yard card $2.75
Silk Lame Braid 10 yards $3.50
300 yard spool of Nordic Gold $20.25
300 yard spool of Treasure Braid Petite $24.75

I can order any of their thread in 300 yard spools. Prices depend on the type of thread so if you are interested in something other than Nordic Gold or Treasure Braid Petite, let me know and I'll ask the company. You can order any color for spools. They are put up individually. With cards, I have to order six at at time, so if you request an unusual color or type of thread, I'm not sure I'll get it for you, but I'll certainly try.

My favorite colors are Treasure Braid Petite: High Gloss Copper (PH13), Green (PB06), Gold (PB01), Bronze (PB21) and Red (PB07), Water Blue (PB17), Yellow (PB201), Rose (PB24), and Avocado (PB57). For Nordic Gold, my favorite colors are Silver (ND3), purple (ND10), gold (ND2), white pearl (ND4) , red (ND6), green (ND5), bronze (ND15).

Here is the link to Rainbow Gallery. Have a look and send me your wish list ( Let me know if you want me to figure out the shipping cost.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New DVDs of Temari Class

Summer is winding down and I'm back to work. The last class that I ran online with the Shining Needle Society was Sunflowers temari. As the weeks went by, I stitched more of my favorite temari and made videos of the process for the students - very much an amateur production! I attached a Flip camera to the light by my stitching chair and filmed as I made the temari. Even with the home-made quality, students have given the videos great reviews. During a class, they are available online and many students like to purchase a DVD so they have a permanent copy.

Sunflowers Temari Class now on DVD

My first task after summer trips was to organize the videos and burn them and the class text on to DVDs. There are so many videos that I had to put them onto two disks!

These two DVDs include the 84 page text for the class and these videos:

1. Mark a simple 8 division (13 minutes)
2. Layered triwing and continuous triwing (11 minutes)
3. Interlocked triwing (4 minutes)
4. How to mark a C6 division (11 minutes)
5. Sunflower 1, Week 2 Temari Class (21 minutes)
6. Sunflower 2, Week 3 Temari Class (24 minutes)
7. Sunflower 3, Week 4 Temari Class (29 minutes)

If you took Sunflowers temari class online from me at any time in the past, you can order the DVDs for a reduced price. However, if you missed the class, you can now order the text and videos and work on them at your leisure.

Here is a link to the page on my website that has all the class information.

Sunflowers Temari Class DVDs

Grandmother Star Temari Class DVD

Ah, it's nice to be back to temari work!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Great news! More books are on the way.

I'll have copies to send on August 20, 2012. Please check out my website page for purchasing information.