Monday, August 31, 2015

Looking for temari classes? Or looking for temari students?

It's that time of year when people are looking to take classes - maybe because it's time for the school year to start? Anyway, I'd like to update the teachers' page on my website

If you'd like to be added to the list or have changes to make, please let me know. I'll be happy to help! Send an email to me

AND if your are a temari teacher, send me details of your classes that I can copy and paste into my next email. With almost 800 subscribers, I hope to help you reach some new students!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Need thread? Metallic thread? Silk?

We'll be ordering from Rainbow Gallery next Monday, August 24 . Would you like us to get some thread for you? They will make special put-ups on cones for any of their thread. After placing the order, it usually takes about a week to get it and another few days to package it and get it in the mail to you.

I usually order 300 yard cones of some of my favorites. 

Nordic Gold (limited colors available now- good size for general marking) - $22.25 for 300 yard cone

Gold Rush XS (similar to Nordic Gold in size) - $24.00 for 300 yard cone

Temari marked with Nordic Gold (ND3 silver)
by Barbara B. Suess
Treasure Braid Petite (finer for more intricate markings) - $$24.75 for 300 yard cone

first page of colors

second page of colors

This temari is marked with Treasure Braid Petite high gloss copper (PH13)
by Barbara B. Suess

If you'd like to get in on the order, please send your wish list by midnight, Sunday, August 23. Remember that you can request any of their threads and we'll get a quote for you on the 300 yard cone. If you'd like more than 300 yards on your cone, you can request that, too.

Please send your request to:

Include the brand name and color number (for example, Nordic Gold ND3 - silver).

Dana Watson is handling sales now and will reply to you.


Happy stitching,
Barb Suess

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

"New" postcard of pretty Japanese lady with a temari

It's fun collecting vintage postcards. This one is circa 1901 - 1907.

Vintage postcard of lady with temari

Friday, August 7, 2015

Valerie's beautiful temari displays!

Valerie is taking both of my JTA online classes - Level 1 and Level 2.  She said she got a late start and is almost caught up with all four lessons posted so far. So beautiful!