Geared for all levels, beginners will learn the basics of Temari (embroidered string balls): wrapping, measuring and marking, and traditional stitching techniques using pearl cotton and metallic threads. Experienced students will have a choice of several new patterns such as descending kiku and wrapped or layered designs. All will be inspired and encouraged to experiment with colors and different-sized balls as well. You could take home as many as three completed balls, plus a few to finish at home.
Both Judie Yamamoto and Kathy Broer have been Sievers devotees for 30+ years, Judie as both student and teacher, and Kathy as a student until now. Three years ago Kathy took her first Temari class; now she is working on Level 2 certification with the Japanese Temari Association. Judie teaches and lectures nationally, and writes about weaving and related topics for magazines. Notable for their use of color and blending, her woven work, polymer clay jewelry and Temari have been featured in Handwoven magazine and seen at a variety of fiber art shows, galleries and shops.
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