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Temari II: Blue Heaven EGA Group Correspondence Course

This second group correspondence course on Japanese temari for the Embroiderers' Guild of America focuses on the favorite stitch of many temari makers – the kiku herringbone stitch (uwagake chidori kagari). This classic variation on the herringbone is unique to the art of temari. You’ll learn detailed tips on how to perfect it while creating two stellar designs!  

The first project, Baby Blue, is a good one for experienced beginners. An elegant six-point star is stitched on each pole of this simple 12-division ball. You’ll learn to layer two kiku herringbone designs to create an eye-catching obi decoration.

The second project, Big Blue Heaven, is stitched on a combination 8-division temari and is intended for intermediate level temari makers. This larger temari has interlocked kiku herringbone designs around the equator and four-point stars stitched on the north and south poles. Add pine needle stitching to complete this exciting and intricate looking design.  Students are also given access to an online slideshow of instructional photos for extra support.

Project: Two Japanese Temari Balls Size: 10.5 inch (27 cm) circumference ball and 13 inch (33 cm) circumference ball Threads: sewing thread for wrapping, Nordic Gold (Rainbow Gallery) or Kreinik #8 Braid for marking, DMC® #5 pearl cotton for stitching. Colors: Blues, variegated teal shades, and white Skill Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate.

Prerequisites: Be able to make a round ball and accurately mark a simple 8-division Time: 4 meetings, 4 months Text: $40 per student, 82 pages, 7 pages full color, spiral bound with clear cover, filled with professional quality diagrams contains complete directions. Student is also given access to an online slideshow of instructional photos for extra support.

Visit the guild's website to find out about signing up for this class.

Blue Heaven temari





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