Sunday, November 30, 2014

Temari Shop Sale

Sale, sale, sale! That's what we all want to hear this time of year, right? Ok, here you go....
use the coupon below to shop until Monday night and receive 25% discount off everything in my etsy shop.


Here is a link to my shop

And here is a link on how to use the coupon if you have trouble

I just received a box of Kyo thread from Japan and have also listed some DMC #5 pearl cotton.

How to make a temari ball - quick and easy!

Over the years, I've developed some techniques to speed up the process and make a thick wrap of thread that will hold your stitches well. Have a look!

How to make a temari ball with a perfect surface for stitching!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sign up today for JTA certification class


Today is the last day to sign up with me for JTA certifiation classes. I know it seems early when the judging is next summer. But we will use the time to work together to grow your temari skills and present the best to the JTA judges. (Hint: they really aren't all that tough. They want you to learn and just do your best!)

A little background ... when I first began teaching these classes several years ago, the head the Chidori Chapter (for international members) approved my classes and texts. So you are assured you will be learning their methods of making temari. And although you may have recently heard a different story, it is fine to pursue certifiation with me now even if you are already a JTA member. We can get you switched over and it's all JTA approved. As you may know, I took a couple of years off from teaching the JTA classes and am now glad to be back! 

Next week, I'll set up a Yahoo group just for this certification group. We have ten eager temari stitchers going for it as of this morning! If you would like to join us, let me know ASAP. Deadline is tonight.

Here's the link with more information: