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June 29, 2017

Japan Temari Association News
I just got news that Bronwyn, Trish and Rebekah passed their certification levels. Wonderful news for very hard working and deserving students of temari.
I worked with Bronwyn for Level 2 at Campbell Folk School in NC, so we had a full week together in person to work on her pattern writing. She is so self-motivated that she had already selected and stitched the temari for Level 2. She is the first person in our group to certify at Level 3 with the new curriculum and that's a huge accomplishment. I am very impressed with her original designs that she submitted to the JTA. I asked Ai to take Bronwyn under her wing for her Level 3 Shihan certification. I myself passed certification at Level 4 before the new curriculum came out and am busily working on stitching from the curriculum now. Until I finish that work, Ai is helping Shihan students. Certifying at Shihan level is an honor Bronwyn well deserves!
Trish completed her Level 1 work in a previous year and this year, she buckled down to work on and pass Level 2. I was also lucky enough to have Trish in class for a week at Campbell. She is a true artist and brings that elegance to her temari art.
Rebekah is a talented weaver and fiber artist who made time by setting aside her other work to tackle both Levels 1 and 2 certification this year. Her designs are unique, each one with her own interpretation, stitched with her weaving threads. Ai noticed her unique style and commented on her advanced skills.
Well done to all!

I am taking new students for JTA coaching for next year's certification. Please send me an email barb@japanesetemari.com to find out more.

June 23, 2017

Finally! I've updated my book collection page.

June 16, 2017

I've added a new page about how temari shapes intersect

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

JTA
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.

Temari Supplies
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 (barb@japanesetemari.com). I'll set up a phone call with you to talk about what's involved.

February 5, 2017

JTA Certification
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 barb@japanesetemari.com

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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