What's new with Japanese temari?
March 20, 2017
Last year I got an email from producer of a TV show in Japan called "Who wants to go to Japan?" She asked if I had a student who would like a dream-come-true trip to Japan. At first I thought it was one of those scam emails that we all get, but I decided to forward it to Dana to see if she would like to follow up with them. She did, they came to her home in Durham and filmed a segment. Dana ended up winning the grand prize and was treated to a whirlwind temari tour to Japan! I've just uploaded the recent JTA newsletter that tells the story.
Here is a link to the TV show. It has scenes from her home in Durham, NC, and in Japan. Dana's segment begins around 14:50 and continues to the end. Don't give up when the commercials start!
Lucky Dana! I hope you enjoy reading all about it and watching the video.
February 20, 2017
Please contact me right now if you want to join the JTA and have not filled out an application form. There are several people who have asked about certification but never followed up with me. The deadline is here. The JTA membership year begins each March. Current members will receive an invoice (an email) to renew their memberships. New members need to send in the application now.
Do you own a needlework shop? Want to have a little side business at home? For the past few years, I have really enjoyed helping temari makers find the best supplies - cones of metallic thread, needles, vrulers, stitching thread, and even entire kits. I've retired from that part of my temari life so I can travel with my husband. But there are so many people who want to order all the special goodies that I supplied to them before. If you'd like to take on this job, please send me an email (email@example.com). I'll set up a phone call with you to talk about what's involved.
February 5, 2017
Have you asked me about certification? If you plan on trying for Level 1 or 2 this coming summer, you should be actively working with me right now! Please don't delay. Get in touch and let's get going. Deadlines sneak up on us and I want to make sure I have time for everyone. It's up to you to come through with the work on time!
The end of my email list
If you have been getting my email through iContact, I'd like to let you know that I will be discontinuing using the service soon. It has become too expensive for me as I enter a phase of my life where I am working less and less. No! I am not retiring from temari - just downsizing. I will ALWAYS continue to teach for the Japan Temari Association, helping students with certification work. And I have several classes ongoing with Embroiderer's Guild of America. Look to your local guild for these group correspondence classes. I have lots of patterns and courses available in my shop at Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/JapaneseTemari
So how will you find out what's new with temari? Click "like" to follow my Facebook page. Or visit my website. I will post updates to both places. You can always contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org
February 2, 2017
If you are subscribed to my newsletter through iContact, please note that I will be discontinuing using that service soon. It has become too expensive for me as I enter a phase of my life where I am working less and less. No! I am not retiring from temari - just downsizing. I will ALWAYS continue to teach for the Japan Temari Association, helping students with certification work. And I have several classes ongoing with Embroiderer's Guild of America. Look to your local guild for these group correspondence classes.
So how will you find out what's new with temari? Come back and check on the page. Any updates will be posted here at the top of the page. I will also be updating my Facebook page so visit there and click "like" to see what's new.